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“They will stop calling brides beautiful after today- you have simply set the standard too high.”

– Anna Godbersen

bride with chapel length train and cathedral length veil blowing in wind at bridal session

If this quote doesn’t completely embody all the amazingness that is this gorgeous bride, I don’t know what will! Everything from her fabulous hair and makeup, to her exquisite Essence of Australia gown, to her cathedral-length veil, to her marquis-cut engagement ring, to her Kate Spade wedding day sneaks…Jessica (aka soon-to-be-Mrs.-Craus) 1000% rocked her bridal session!!

This location is one of my absolute favorites to photograph at, and looking at these pictures, I’m sure you can see why! Beautiful blossoms, perfect lighting, and an intimate environment, perfect for getting pictures you don’t want anyone to see before the wedding day! It’s such a unique and exceptional location, and it’s a limited edition (if a place can be a limited edition), since it only blooms once a year for about 10 days – quite the narrow window for pictures!

bride with sideswept bangs in peach orchard with blooming peach trees

The future Mrs. Craus (aka Jessica) was absolutely glowing for her session, between the stunning lighting, her perfect makeup, her fabulous gown and veil, and, of course, her “bridal glow”! Her dress fit her like a glove, and she absolutely werked it! (Do the kids still say “werk”?) When brides are this gosh darn stinking pretty without any effort (tell me, Jessica: what’s that like?), it makes my heart sing! Plus, when they’re up for anything, including waving their veil around like a lunatic so the setting sun catches it perfectly, it makes my job SO easy! Golden hour for the win!

bride with chapel length train holding cathedral length veil at bridal session

I love getting to do bridal sessions with my brides for lots of reasons, but here are some of the main ones:

~ More time with an amazing client!

~ More chances for beautiful pictures!

~ More opportunities to show off my dazzling clients!

~ More variety in pictures!

~ More chances to play with the dress and veil!

~ More time to be creative!

~ More reasons here!

bride with marquis cut diamond engagement ring, bride with chapel length train and cathedral length veil

Jessica, thank you SO MUCH for being such a beautiful person inside and out, and inside again! You’re so incredibly sweet, and I’ve loved getting to know you since we met a few months ago at your wedding consult! I can’t WAIT to capture your perfect wedding day to Jonathan, and I can’t wait to see you again!!

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Gown: Essence of Australia

Dress Boutique: Circle Park Bridal Boutique

Ring: Helzberg Diamonds

Shoes: Kate Spade

Hair + Makeup: The Wildlife Wedding

bride in lace gown with chapel length train in peach orchard at bridal session

Want to see more beautiful brides? Check out this Dallas Texas Bridal Session or this gorgeous luxury shoot!

luxury wedding photographer on white couch in a home with big windows


I can’t wait to meet you, so let’s start the planning process! Hop over to our contact page now and help me learn more about you!

At Abbie Road Photography, I have been capturing joyful and perfectly imperfect couples and families both new and old for years! It would be my joy and delight to work with you and share the magic in your lives! 


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