This gorgeous bridal session was part of a project with Blush, a bridal boutique in historic downtown New Bern. We had the perfect summer evening to capture all of our gorgeous gowns, shoes, and accessories, and such a lovely styling team on location. Make sure to see part two of the project– there was no lack of sunshine, lush southern greens, or stunning bridal styles.

Gowns, shoes, and accessories Blush Boutique Hair Bryan Wayne Makeup Shelley Simeon Florals Mary Gierie-Merrell Model Christina Best

New Bern, North Carolina / North Carolina wedding photographer

This shoot is probably my very favorite project to date.

I love to be able to take time when I am creating, so strolling around Syracuse University in no hurry and without a wedding day timeline was just a dream. I wish that I had this kind of time with every bride and groom!

Gorgeous Lisa, who is just as beautiful a person on the inside as she is on the outside, was my very best friend in high school, and graciously agreed when I requested that she model for me one summer day. I’m so glad that she did, because it was such a lovely experience to be able to laugh and catch up while creating these images together.

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer

Fine art bridal portraits, Washington DC film photographer


Jessica Slaunwhite is a Washington, DC film photographer.

She specializes in capturing babies and families.

Jessica is based in Northern Virginia, but is available for travel to

destinations near and far.

Gown: Gossamer