Sydney’s Bridals – Separk Mansion

One of the first things I like to discuss at my initial meeting with a bride is if she has thought about doing a bridal session. Years ago when I became a bride myself, it was the thing to do.  It was an opportunity to get to wear my beautiful dress and get some photos of just me before the business of our wedding day.  Problem was that 30 years ago, all types of photos were done in a portrait studio.  Now the possibilities of limitless for locations! 

Sydney is one of my brides that I have known since she was born.  Her mom and I have known each other for almost 40 years now.  We ended up working together and had our beautiful babies around the same time.  To this day, I consider her one of my very best friends, and I was honored when Sydney wanted me to capture her wedding day.  Their ceremony would be taking place at the beach where Sydney and Caleb live, but for her bridal portraits, she chose to have them done at the beautifully elegant Separk Mansion in Gastonia, North Carolina.  It was perfect and her photos turned out beautiful! We even captured a couple photos of her in her mom’s wedding dress.  No judging allowed here! Her mom was a 90’s bride like myself and we will just say the puffy sleeves and big bows were the latest fashion trend!

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