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Bridal Portraits at the Baumberhof | Claire Painter


Have you ever seen a more whimsical, poised, or feminine bride? My best friend Claire married her man of 9 (!!!!!!!!) years this past weekend, and I am thrilled that I get to finally share her bridal portraits at the Baumberhof! We had these scheduled last month and it was a blast – I got a sneak peek at my girl & she had the chance to test run her hair, makeup, jewelry, and put all the pieces together before the big day! We just love the Baumberhof – Sharon, the owner, is one of the kindest people. She drove us around on the gator for the shoot and we are so grateful for her willingness to hang out with us and her patience as we waited for the sun to set before heading to sunset hill at the end! I photographed my last wedding ever here last November, and there are endless possibilities and locations for photos…I don’t think it gets any better than this!

Claire and Sam’s wedding this weekend was probably the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever seen, and the amazing Aubrey Marie was there to capture the day! Aubrey is a friend and one of my go-to wedding photographers to recommend and I knew she would take the best care of Claire. I can’t wait to see more of the details and snaps from the day! It’s always so different being in a wedding vs. being guest vs. being a vendor, but I love all of it! That said, it’s hard to top spending the day with your dearest and best friends, getting pampered a bit, and drinking mimosas 🙂 We had the best weekend celebrating the Painters!

Claire, I admire your loyalty. You are thoughtful and have the purest heart, always looking for ways to make other people’s day. You walk through the fires of your own life and in your friends lives fearlessly. It is an honor to be your friend and I am beyond pumped for you and Sam to start your married lives together!

Scroll through for some of my favorites, including my iPhone photos from the real wedding day at the end! 🙂

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PLUS: Some iPhone photos from the real day!!

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