This is a session that I have had on my photography bucket list for a long time and I’m ecstatic it finally all came together the way I wanted! We started hair & make up at noon, which seems early until you consider the ever amazing Mercedes was doing an 18th century hair style on our model in addition to make up. At 3:30, we headed out to Tryon Palace in New Bern. The home of the last Royal Governor, the Palace has gorgeous gardens you may recognize from Mercedes’ maternity session back in August. We were given a large room to get ready for the session, which we used to get Miss A in her first outfit including a skin tone body suit for easy outfit changes later. Then, we walked across the street and started with photos in the Stable Office. After, we headed into the gardens and spent most of the rest of the session *at* the Palace there, with a final stop in front of the Palace itself.
After our time at the Palace ended, we decided to continue shooting as the light was optimal and took to the streets of New Bern with Miss A in a sheer robe with the body suit underneath (although you couldn’t see it from a distance!). We didn’t venture far, but we’re all so happy we took the time to do this as they are some pretty gorgeous shots!
Photographer: Ashley Rescott
Hair & Makeup: Mercedes Quinn
Lighting Assistant: Candice
As you look through the photos, can you spot what caused me to not only work and volunteer at the Palace but also meet Mercedes in the first place?!