When I was asked to photograph Ashley’s Bridal Portraits, I knew it was going to be epic. We searched for the perfect venue and finally came across Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont, NC. After getting the date set, we anxiously awaited the day. Upon arriving at the Gardens, we were taken to the dressing room to begin getting ready for the portraits. We studied the map and got our game plan ready to take as many photos as possible in the two hours we had there. The day was hot and humid and Ashley’s dress was insanely gorgeous, but terribly hot. The outcome was every bit of a fairytale we could’ve asked for. The magical glow of the evening sun, the. gorgeous flowers and plants, and an absolutely gorgeous bride made for the most magical bridal portraits ever.