Brides Up North

To Love and To Cherish, Katie’s Cherish the Dress Shoot

December 30th, 2010 | Julia Braime

.

Karen McGowran Photography, Brides Up North’s latest Featured Supplier, got in touch to tell me all about Cherish the Dress.

.

Karen explains the concept: One of my all time favourite type of photo shoots is a ‘Cherish the Dress’ shoot. This is arranged after your wedding and gives you the opportunity to wear the dress once again without the pressures of a wedding The gown you wear on your wedding day has a very special meaning, more so that any other outfit you’ll ever wear. The photo shoot re-creates the feeling you had on your wedding day but with a twist.

.

.

Katie

.

.

Many people have the impression that you trash the dress but nothing could be further from the truth! I love to work with my clients to come up with a location that suits them but also contrasts well to their wedding day. The beach is always a popular location but urban locations work well too, especially if you had a country house style wedding.

.

.

Katie

.

.

Katie

.

.

There are lots of reasons why I love these shoots so much, if I’ve shot the clients wedding I already know them pretty well so the shoot is fun and relaxed. I also love the fantastic comments we get from passers by who sometimes do a double take to see a bride in an unusual location!

.

.

Katie

.

.

Katie was one of my brides from 2010 and I was really keen to work with her again as she was as beautiful inside as she was on the outside and to me she epitomised a ‘glowing bride’. Not only that but prior to her wedding day she really didn’t like her photo taken but now there is no stopping her and I like to think I played a small part in showing her just how stunning she is.

.

.

Katie

.

.

Katie

.

.

Katie

.

.

Katie

.

.

The North East has some stunning locations but this one was at the top of my list when I thought about Katie’s Cherish the Dress shoot. Bolam Lake was a place that I visited a lot as a child and I always remembered how beautiful it was in Autumn…and boy was it a perfect day!

.

.

Karen McGowran Photography is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

Contact Brides Up North to submit your business as a Featured Supplier

.

.Brides Up North Logo

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail to someone

join the northern revolution

Would you like to see your real wedding, love story, styled shoot, forthcoming event or wedding business featured on Brides Up North? Contact Brides Up North for real wedding and features submissions or details of our advertising packages.

contact us to be featured on brides up north

One Trackback

have your say

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked *

about the author

Julia Braime
Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…

learn more about Julia Braime