The Dress and Mr. GQ

Hello again everyone,

Today I’m here to talk about wedding imagery, in particular something I do at my studio called The Dress and Mr. GQ. I’ve always thought that with all the money spent on a wedding dress, why not have more than the standard bridal images of it from the wedding day? I like to bring the bride into my studio a week or two before the wedding for a portrait session of her and the dress. This also gives the bride a proof of concept for her Hair and Make Up she wants the day of the wedding.

Of course why stop there? The groom deserves a chance to shine too! This lead to the idea of the Mr. GQ session, the groom can go full Tux or show off his personality in his favorite Jeans and T-Shirt.

Neither the Bride or Groom gets to see their significant others images until after the wedding, which makes for a fun surprise!

Here are a few examples…



Charlotte Bridal Show – Expo – March, 2013


Over the weekend, David and I took the opportunity to display some of our work at the Charlotte Bridal Show-Expo at the Dairy Barn in Fort Mill, SC. It was Lift-Off Photography’s first wedding expo as a company and a great time for us to meet many soon-to-be brides and talk with them face to face. We spent the better part of our afternoon talking, laughing, and soaking up the experience with a bunch of great people. David got to display his latest “craft” project which was a real life rocket that he made to show off the logo. Now, he has the new project of building a couple new things which we will have for our next expo… and they will be legen…wait for it…dary!
We also would like to thank Metropolitan Ballroom for helping us out by letting us raffle off a free ballroom lesson to a lucky bride-to-be. Old Dog Clothing, Oksana McCarthy Cello Studio, and E. Sloane for all of your help with making this possible for us. We’re looking forward to the next expo already and very excited for the shoot with the winners or our free engagement session we raffled off as well… Spoiler Alert: There may or may not be some super hero theme-ish things going on at this wedding!!!