Game of Thrones Bridal Photos
As a professional wedding photographer, I sometimes get requests for wedding shoots outside of my regular packages. Do I mind? Nope! I love providing bespoke portraits sessions for my couples when they request them. It’s often an opportunity to really get creative and make beautiful photos that my clients can use as wall art. Maureen and I met at The Quarry Knoxville for a gorgeous Game of Thrones bridal photos. Maureen is one of the sweetest people in the world. She and her (now) husband are kind, personal, and purposeful. The couple had a Game of Thrones themed wedding and of course, the bridal gown and details totally fit!
Their Love Story
Maureen shared that Thom is her absolute best friend, and she thinks life would be so incredibly boring without him! They’ve been together for four years, and got engaged last November. He proposed with a custom made ring all, lovingly hand crafted, and it is so her! It is actually a funny story because last Thanksgiving, Maureen’s cousin shared that he was going to propose to his girlfriend in two weeks. He was showing them pictures of the ring at their Tennessee family get together. Maureen gave Thom such a hard time, teasing over how her cousin was going to propose soon! Little did she know, not two days before, Thom had gotten a call to tell him her ring was ready!
When they got back home from their Thanksgiving trip, on Monday he picked up the engagement ring on his lunch break. He got home that evening, and couldn’t even make it into the living room. He told Maureen to close her eyes, and that he gotten something special for me while he was at work. Unassumingly thinking he had brought home a cookie or something, standing there in her PJs… Maureen obliged and closed her eyes. And when she opened her eyes, Thom was on one knee with the ring in his hand. Perfection.
The Quarry Venue Knoxville
I loved their proposal story so much. Maureen also shared that while she and Thom have very different professional lives, when they are at home, they love all the same things. Nerdy, fun things that keep them both young at heart. So, it goes without saying that their wedding would echo some of the things they loved! This bridal portrait shoot channeled some of the fantasy of their Game of Thrones wedding. With her handmade ring and handmade crown, she truly looked like she stepped from the pages of a fairy tale. Her flowing blonde hair, stunning bridal gown from Hayden Olivia Bridal and her green velvet cloak all added to her stunning, regal look. As she walked through the wooded areas of the The Quarry Venue, she truly looked like she was from another time. Of course, her iron longsword made her look like she could sit on the Iron Throne!
The Quarry Venue was the perfect backdrop for these Game of Thrones bridal photos. This stunning, historic marble quarry was such a unique backdrop for her portrait session. Nestled in the heart of West Knoxville, this amazing wedding venue is actually in a real quarry that was once known for its pink marble. What really elevates this outdoor event space is their one-of-a-kind location called “The Canyon.” We took full advantage of this breathtaking natural feature. With 100’ soaring rock walls and trees dripping with ivy, it was truly unique.
Professional Bridal Portraits
Thank you so much to Maureen for asking me to be her photographer for these Game of Thrones Bridal photos! I had such an amazing time with you, and it was so fun! I wish more brides would get back into their dresses to have professional bridal portrait shoots like this one!
If you are interested in a bridal portrait session, please don’t hesitate to contact me! I love to do them and would love to find creative ways for you to wear that beautiful dress again. Or, if you’d like to have a session before your wedding, professional photos are a great way to test drive your hair and makeup before the big day. Make sure to fill out my contact form and I will be in touch!
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Dress is from Hayden Olivia Bridal
MUA: Taylor Raby
Hair Stylist: Hailey Oldham