When you feel a heightened sense of inspiration and want to create, nothing can get in the way. At possibly the busiest time of the year, I felt just that. I wanted to get out there and shoot for the soul to keep myself driven and passionate. As a wedding photographer, it is so important to never fall into a “routine” and make every shoot, every image your best work yet.
Having an amazing network of wedding industry colleagues is so crucial and fulfilling. With gracious contributions by wonderful vendors listed below, we were able to capture our vision of “The Bridal Finesse” – a bridal look with a feminine, sensual, and captivating presence.
A walk along the shore at Scarborough Bluffs at sunrise while doing what I love the most – bridal portraiture full of emotions and story - I could not imagine it any better. We chose Scarborough Bluffs for its scenic and picturesque landscape full of soft pastel colors. Even though we decided to start at early sunrise to get the beautiful natural light, the sun that day was way too harsh at times, and we opted for a little help with external lighting. This allowed us to use various angles of the location without strong shadow lines or lighting inconsistencies.
For the first bridal look we chose an A-line gown from Camellia Bridal Gown boutique, paired with soft and flowy updo and a minimalistic natural makeup. And you surely already noticed we had the most beautiful veil from The Loved One which quickly became my obsession and we got quite a few creative shots that took over my heart! The wind was pretty strong at times, allowing for an effortless flow of the veil over the bride. If you are not sure if a bridal veil is the way to go for your own wedding, keep in mind that you do not have to wear it all the time. You can just use it for a few photos to add a romantic and artistic feel to your wedding images.
When it comes to bridal portraiture, one of the most important points is the lighting. To get the soft, radiant look of the bride in its entire beauty, I love complementing natural light with an external lighting setup. It is probably a matter of personal preference, but an evenly distributed exposure across the image allows for a timeless classic appeal to the image, putting the emphasis on the intricacies of her beauty.
For the second look we quickly changed our bride to a fitted, playful, and intricate gown from Camellia Wedding Gown boutique. We decided to let the hair flow free to match the modern style of the new gown. An easy way to transition in between bridal looks on a real wedding day - change up your hair a little and go for a drastically different gown, and you are sure to make a lasting impression with your fashion!
Hope you enjoy this gallery, and a big thank you to all the vendors that made this day possible!