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        Let’s go out into nature. You up for an adventure bridal… in your wedding clothes?! It doesn’t have to be crazy, there’s no need to be on top of a mountain or a foot away from a cliff if you don’t want to be. We also don’t have to drive half a day to get there. For this adventure bridal we drove an 1hr 30min to get to our destination; LA traffic included. Adventure does not have to mean a 20 mile hike, let’s just be honest, I will personally drive up to you instead, or if that’s not possible, I will tell you that, well, I just can’t do those 20 miles. My point is! Going to nature and having an adventure doesn’t have to be complicated. 

        Adventure Bridal means Dancing in Dirty Dresses

        Anyway, back to this session. Brenda reached out to me a few months before her wedding day, she said her venue only allowed her to choose their photographer (very dumb by the way, I’ll just tell ya how I really feel about that now), but she wanted me to photograph them still. I told her I offer Adventure Bridals. I explained, it is a photoshoot before, or after, a wedding in the bride and groom’s wedding attire. She loved the idea and booked for a week after her wedding day. This way, she could enjoy the session without caring for her dress getting dirty (THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY)!!!

        I jump and down (quite literally, okay maybe not literally) when a bride tells me she doesn’t care about getting her dress dirty. (Later, I found out, by someone else, that this type of session is also referred to as “Trash the Dress,” uhm yes, name it what you want! If you don’t care about getting dirt, water, mud, and whatever else on your dress, please let me be there to photograph the magic that is bound to unfold!

        Location: Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park

        Anyway! Keeping to the point is really hard. I suggested we go to Thomas F. Riley Wilderness park because Brenda wanted a “forest looking” location near Los Angeles. It was a place I knew fit what she had in mind. I also knew she hadn’t been here, so that always adds charm to the shoot. We explored nooks and hidden areas, we “hiked” up a few hills, got our feet dirty, played in the sun and danced under the moon. It could not have been more perfect. 

        Also, Edward needs a special shout out because he wouldn’t quit cracking jokes the entire time (he’s actually really funny) and he made the session a complete walk in the park, pun intended (hahaha). I love these two so much! 

        So, this Adventure Bridal was done at Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park because this beautiful couple wanted a forest type of feel. I did another Adventure Bridal that was also tons of fun, at the beach! I’m telling ya, these things don’t need to be complicated! What makes YOUR heart beat? That’s as far as you need to go.  Click here to check the journal about that session, too!

        Bride and groom dancing in the forest in Los Angeles, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Bride and groom laughing during photo time, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Bride fixing groom's bow tie during bridal photos, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Bride and groom portraits, bridals, in the sun, bride laughing and groom whispering in her ear, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Pose inspiration for bride and groom halloween portrait photos, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Creative shot of blurry bride and groom and background in focus, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Wedding dress inspiration, circular train, lace, and beads, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Bride details, bride veil inspiration, cathedral veil inspo, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Bride detail inspiration, earrings from grandma, necklace that matches, intricate details of veil, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Bride and groom laugh under veil and eskimo kiss, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride dark and moody portrait with dark trees in the background, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Groom gives a piggy back ride to his bride, and wife, down the hill at Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Bride and groom walking down a hill path, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Bride and Groom Wedding Rings inspiration, black stone with rose gold, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Bride and groom in the middle of a field of long yellow grass, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Bride and groom in an empty field of dead grass, black and white image with grain, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Bride and groom look at each other in a field of no one but them, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Groom carrying bride up the hill, bride laughing hard, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Adventure bridal, hiking in a wedding dress up a hill with husband, Groom carrying bride up the hill, bride laughing hard, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Blurry creative photo of movement, smiles, couple, bride and groom, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Bride moving her dress while husband stands near her, bride as goddess, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Creative shot, black and white photo of bride playing with her dress while moon is huge up above her, Groom carrying bride up the hill, bride laughing hard, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Bride with her big dress and movement inspiration shot, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Bride and groom intimate hug, in black and white, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Bride and groom on top of a hill dancing during their adventure bridal photo session, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Blurry dancing and movement of bride and groom with hills in the background, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Adventure Bridal Session on top of the mountain in Thomas F Riley Wilderness Park photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Heart eyes from bride to groom while dancing, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo Dark and moody image of bride and groom, groom leading and walking down the hill, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Adventure Bridal heaven, basically. Am I right?? You wanna book one like this, well what you waiting for?! Let’s do it!!