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Raleigh Bridal Portrait | Caitlin Best | Nieto Photography

Raleigh Bridal Portrait | Caitlin Best | Nieto Photography

bride standing at the piano in the Garden on Millbrook

     Raleigh Bridal Portrait – The Garden on Millbrook

 When it comes to diverse wedding venues, The Garden on Millbrook is on the top of the list. It’s one of my favorite places to shoot bridal portraits. It can be decorated or empty, and you will still have a perfect backdrop for a stunning bridal portrait. Whether shooting on the porch, side patio, or by the piano you cant go wrong with The Garden on Millbrook as your Raleigh bridal portrait destination.

     On a hot summer afternoon, the air conditioning inside of The Garden on Millbrook is a life saver. Caitlin’s wedding dress came in mid-July, and we shot her portraits as soon as we could before it got any hotter. North Carolina summers aren’t the best time for outdoor pictures if you don’t want to sweat. Thankfully we had a great location for her bridal portrait session.

    Finally, I can’t forget to mention Wink Hair & Makeup for doing an excellent job with Caitlin. Her makeup held up to 100-degree outdoor heat. Her hair also didn’t turn into a giant frizzy mess from the 100% humidity.

We started the shoot inside on the couches and the tile floor which always makes for a great portrait location. I am a big lover of reflections and I never pass up the opportunity to shoot one. The tile floor in the Garden on Millbrook provides an excellent opportunity for reflection shots, as you can see in the following images.

bride sitting and leaning on a couch inside of the garden on millbrook.
bride sitting on a black and white couch in her wedding gown and veil with her reflection on the floor.
bride in her wedding gown standing by the piano at the Garden on Millbrook
bride sitting in her wedding gown looking at the floor posing for her raleigh bridal portrait
bride standing at the piano in the Garden on Millbrook
portrait of bride standing against a wall holding her veil with one hand
black and white portrait of bride standing against a wall holding her veil with one hand
black and white portrait of a bride looking over her shoulder and holding her veil
black and white portrait of a bride looking over her shoulder at the Garden on Millbrook
bride posing for her raleigh bridal portrait inside of the garden on millbrook
bride standing on the tile floor at the garden on millbrook with her veil in the air and reflection in the floor

The Outdoors

Despite the North Carolina heat and humidity, we braved the outdoors to shoot on the porch. No bridal portrait shoot would be complete without shooting beside the columns. Caitlin was a trooper and did an awesome job shooting outside in such hot weather. To finish off the shoot we drove to JC Ralston Arboretum to get some more outdoor shots.

bride leaning on a column in her wedding gown as she smiles for the camera
bride looking away from the camera as she poses for her raleigh bridal portrait session
bride standing outside on the porch at the garden on millbrook with her veil blowing in the wind
bride standing on the porch of the garden on millbrook posing for her Raleigh bridal portrait
portrait of the bride showing her profile
bride standing in the White Garden showing off the back of her dress
bride posing at JC Raulston for her raleigh bridal portrait
bride standing in the white garden at JC Raulston arboretum with her hand on her hip

Venue: The Garden on Millbrook

Hair and Makeup: Wink