For those not faint of heart, opting to shoot during inclement weather can offer up some incredible rewards. Often the skies are wondrously moody, the air unsettled potentially leading to fog and mist while the wind... the wind can be absolutely everything. While shooting during intense weather wasn't the original plan, when weather struck, wedding photographer Avonné Photography did not back down. Instead she embraced the brutal weather Great Orme turning the shoot into a beautifully stormy wintry UK wedding bridal session. The beauty to the shoot overall is how powerful of a force nature plays into each and every moment, serving to heighten and enhance each design choice. From the simple sleek J.Crew wedding dress that plays tag in the wind, to the thick wool tartan blanket warped around the bride juxtaposed to the angry winds. A collection of dark moody blooms were assembled into a wild and free bouquet, the perfect pairing to this UK wedding inspiro. No matter how hard we try to plan, be it a real wedding or one for a photo shoot, weather is the one aspect you can never control. Try not to get dishearten by it, instead embrace the elements as much as you can and turn them into your 12th man.
Film photography, in the right hands, is something that can evoke the most intense emotions while leaving you weak in the knees. When wedding photographer Sarah Nichole Photography sent me this Oregon Coast Engagement session, a piece of the Katie Nicolle Photography workshop, I was immediately smitten. For me, this hits on so many levels. Photographically speaking, there is a gorgeous art in Sarah's choices, playfully dipping between shallow and deeper depths of field. The magic of film bokeh is something that, to me, digital cant quit touch... its just different and wildly enchanting when executed in such a dreamy way. Locale wise, I adore it. Long having had a fascination with the Pacific Northwest, I can see why there is such an attraction to an Oregon Coast engagement session, or any photography session for that matter! Jutting in and out of the rich dark volcanic rock, walking the length of the coastline, all while vibrant lush green pines stand watch in the background. They say locale is everything, I'd say its locale plus some pretty amazing film photography that really brings it home.
Love. Its often described through certain colors, certain flowery descriptors. The truth is, love doesnt fit into one perfect box. Love is also deep, dark, mysterious, brooding, angry, fierce, tormented and often wildly intense. While today is surely to be filled with stereotypical interpretations, I offer a version of the moody side in the form of The Gather Workshop. A collection of Michigan's wedding pros got together to create a unique and thoughtful styled shoot that is a gorgeous marriage of rustic winter meets harvest wedding. Working with the stark and bare world that fills our field of vision in the winter months, the team brought life to the harvest wedding by utilizing a bounty of earthly goods. Fresh elements like ornamental and real cabbages, artichokes, carrots, peppers, apples and so much more appear in places like bouquets and table settings. From a wedding fashion standpoint, the dress is boho chic, accented by the lush and overflowing floral crown, a harvest wedding must. Our bride's winter wrap and antler detailing are reminders of season, while a table nestled between the evergreen's provides the perfect amount of green to take our minds...
Not everyone craves a cookie cutter wedding, nor should they. The stylish fashion forward bride is probably my absolute favorite. Color, is nothing to her but a vehicle for style. Black, white, fuchsia, they are all equal, what matters is how evocative one feels over another given its overall design. For those leaning toward a more moody & mysterious wedding style, something like this Gothic chic Utah wedding hits on all the right levels. With a hearty focus on wedding fashion, this sophisticated formal exudes atmospheric perfection. All starting with a black wedding dress from Bling It On Dress Rentals, details like sheer long sleeves accented by hand beaded detailing and a cafe au lait underlay are the touches that elevate & add intrigue. Dialing up the brooding romance allure, a bridal up-do just the right balance of undone polish, plays a heavy hand into the romance factor. The rest of this dark & dreamy Utah wedding is the sweeping landscapes that is Antelope Island, captured with beauty by wedding photographer Ashley Smith Photography.