Joanna's Bridals - 1940 Air Terminal Museum

Joanna's Bridals - 1940 Air Terminal Museum

I don’t typically do bridals but Joanna was having a small wedding out in the country but wanted to get some bridal portraits here in Houston so she reached out to me. Her dress was a beautiful vintage dress from the 1930s that she had borrowed and she wanted a location that would have that vintage feel to go with the dress. The beautiful art deco 1940 Air Terminal Museum located out at Hobby Airport fit the bill perfectly. The museum is still going under renovations but the space has some great corners and beautiful natural light.

It was so hard to choose my favorites – there were so many wonderful spaces! And Joanna was an amazing model… such a natural beauty and her smile lights up the camera!

Here she is in the upper rooms of the building. They are still unfinished so we had a beautiful textured brick wall as a background.

The tone of the bricks complemented her bouquet of wildflowers perfectly.

I borrowed a few vintage suitcases for the shoot and the museum let us borrow the adorable vanity case. Doesn’t she look ready to be whisked away to her honeymoon?

The lace details and her headpiece added that extra level of elegance.

A few more of my favorites taken upstairs in the unfinished rooms.

Before we left upstairs we grabbed a few shots at the 2nd floor railing with the original art deco chandelier in the background.

And we grabbed a quick shot outside with the beautiful afternoon sky reflected in the windows.

I like to provide different versions of some of my favorite images.  The vintage feel of this bridal shoot lent itself perfectly to this antique sepia treatment. These were taken in – of all places – the ladies restroom! They have an antique vanity & couch in there and the frosted windows diffuse the natural light.

Downstairs in the lobby we had some more fun with the vintage luggage…

Finally, as we wrapped things up, the bride got a little fresh with the “pilot”. We also got a fun shot of the bride waving good bye from her very own private jet (a girl can dream, right?)

Thanks to the 1940 Airport Terminal Museum for letting us use their beautiful building as a backdrop for the bridal session. They charge a nominal $50/hour for use of the facility after hours for portraits and they are so accommodating. It’s such a great space and we all really enjoyed being able to shoot there. What a great venue. If you haven’t been there, the public is more than welcome to stop by. They have a small airline industry exhibit on the 1st floor and it is free to the public.

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