This gorgeous bride had her wedding gown transformed into a blessing dress for her beautiful baby girl. And I was lucky enough to photograph both – a year apart in front of the same farmlands of sunflowers.
When Hollie told me about her plans to take pictures in the same fields, it was only a few weeks ago and I was so upset because I was completely booked and I knew I would miss the sunflowers altogether by the time I could get her in. Then, as fate would have it, I had a client reschedule! I’ve been looking forward to it ever since, planning and dreaming of what it would look like. As the clouds rolled in, I was literally watching my dream come to fruition . I pointed to the spot where I wanted Hollie to stand and started shooting – before she was ready; before she even knew I was because it was exactly what I had pictured and planned for so long.
Seeing Paisley wearing the exact same dress was truly a strange experience! The detail on the original gown is three-dimensional. Hollie’s aunt Debbie transformed it into this beautiful blessing gown for sweet baby girl, Paisley. And all within a week! She had to remove each individual flower and reattach it to make it work. This work of art is a work of love and family, as well.
A year ago, Hollie wore her wedding gown with hope and excitement as she looked down to see her wedding bouquet and her brand new engagement ring. Today, she looks down at the little girl who wears it again – the sweet bundle she and her husband Jeremy brought into the world three months ago. I am honored to have been part of these most important moments of their lives.