This beautiful bride, Sarah, got married on June 18th to her forever sweetheart, Nate.

So it's time to brag about how radiant she was during her bridal portraits! She initially wanted to do the photos at the Arboretum in Raleigh but the weather was looking too sketchy. The Machaven fit the bill with their flexibility and short drive to her hometown so her mom and sister could come! The Machaven provided a Southern classic backdrop between the historic home and ethereal lawn that surrounded it. It was so nice to have the option to do photos inside and outside, offering variety in her images. It was also perfect as it started sprinkling towards the end. Sarah moved with grace the entire session and stunned me with her greenish eyes and big smile —she's made to be a bride! Congratulations to you Sarah for finding the one whom your soul loves.

See below for collection of Sarah's bridal portraits.