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Wilkes County Bridal PhotographerIf you’ve chosen to have your bridal portraits as a part of your wedding photography package, you will get the chance to see your bridal hair and makeup, florals, and your entire wedding day look. Having photographed many bridal portraits and weddings, I know that location is a crucial part of your photo backdrop. Wilkes Country has many beautiful outdoor locations for portraits and wedding locations.

Here are a few of my top favorite places for bridal portraits. 

4 Places in Wilkes County To Take Bridal Portraits

  1. The Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is an incredible feature of the Blue Ridge Mountains that allows people to access amazing views, hiking trails, and a scenic drive. The scenery is among the most beautiful in the world that draws enormous attention from photographers. The vivid natural colors and textures of the area provide a gorgeous backdrop for your bridal photos.

Along the Blue Ridge Parkway are a variety of opportunities to stop and enjoy the view. Near Wilkes County, The Lump Overlook and The Mahogany Rock Overlook are the most popular photoshoot spots.

Schedule your time around “golden hour” because the rolling horizon line and distant blue haze with the sun’s rays have a unique quality to your photos. There is no better place to celebrate love than the Blue Ridge Mountains.

  1. Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery

Experience this uniquely-authentic Italian experience located in Wilkes County. This vineyard and winery are nestled between the Yadkin River and The Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Villa Raffaldini hosts events and weddings in a 6,000 square foot tasting room and venue inspired by villas in Mantua, Italy. The Villa features traditional Italian art, architecture, and tasting rooms. Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery is the perfect place for wedding and bridal photos. Capture beautiful photos with the Villa, gardens, and surrounding mountains as your backdrop. 

  1. Wilkes Community College

This is home to the world-famous Americana roots-music festival, MerleFest Wilkes Community College’s campus offers beautiful gardens, the two-hundred-year-old Whitley Cabin, the Vernon and Louise Deal Native, the Robin Joines Student Plaza, and Garden, and a duck pond.

The unique Eddy Merle Watson Garden of the Senses, with Braille-labeled plants and sculptured music and alphabet walls, provides a quiet beauty for your engagement and bridal portraits.

Whether you and your fiance are MerleFest fans or met at WCC, there’s no doubt that you won’t regret taking your photos on this amazing campus. 

  1. Downtown North Wilkesboro

The historical downtown of North Wilkesboro boasts traditional and modern art, large murals for photo opportunities, a unique variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment. It’s a vibrant place for urban-style engagement and bridal portraits.

With historical buildings, the Wilkes Art Gallery, Liberty Theatre, and the Yadkin Valley marketplace, there are a lot of photogenic spots around downtown. 

Times Treasured Studios Bridal Portraits in Wilkes, NC

Planning your bridal portraits in Wilkes County or surrounding areas? Times Treasured Studios makes sure to capture the beautiful moments you want the most. Contact me about my wedding and bridal sessions, along with pricing and details.