I had been wanting to shoot at the Menil Collection for quite a while, so I was very excited when I finally had the opportunity this weekend. Designed by architect Renzo Piano and opened to the public in 1987, it features a permanent collection of art including pieces from Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. I’ve always liked the style of the museum, which includes very simple, clean and sharp lines without appearing clinical in any way. I’ve always loved the “wings” that span over the walkways around the museum and let in light beautifully throughout different times of day.
The weather was not very willing to cooperate, and we were only able to step outside of the walkway for one shot, which is the very first in the series below. I was hoping to include more shots in the manicured lawns of the museum, but we couldn’t risk getting the dress wet! Regardless of the less than perfect weather, we had an awesome time shooting. It’s so great when the bride takes a lighthearted approach to the shoot, it makes it so much more fun and genuine. And on the plus side of the overcast weather, the stormy winds made for some great shots with the bride’s veil flowing out behind her.
I had an awesome time shooting here, and I’m looking forward to doing many more bridals at the Menil in the future!