It's always wonderful capturing the confident joy of a bride who has just completed the hair and makeup process and is feeling fabulous, as is the case in this portrait taken at The Ritz Carlton in Orange County. And who wouldn't feel like a starlet in a perfectly coiffed Old Hollywood finger wave hairstyle? Though her look is complete from the neck up, the relaxed and happy bride is still in her silky soft robe, anticipating the moment when her bridal party helps her into her gown. We value every step of the getting ready process, and this moment before the dress goes on is a lovely landmark on a journey of transformation.
Location: Ritz Carlton Resort, Dana Point, CA.