This is the perfect shoot to show you now that we’re in the last days of summer. It’s transitional in that it embraces autumnal colours of dark, dark almost black purple, sienna, and berry, and yet has one foot still in the season before with the see-through dresses, the sunkissed, freckly skin of the model, the hazy sunshine. There is even something beautifully Summerisle about it all…
The Story of the Shoot by Ella Sophie
This shoot was inspired by a freckled rose that I saw in a garden near my studio. It stood out from the rest of the roses on the bush with its ‘imperfections’. The other inspiration for the images was the unconventional beauty that I found in the recently burned landscape in a section of Napa, in Northern California.
The styling and overall feel of the photos are meant to give a nod to the more adventurous and bold bride who is willing to look beyond the traditional guidelines of a wedding to create an experience that is unique to her. I feel like there is such immense beauty in so many places that are overlooked because they don’t fall into the traditional ideas of what a wedding should be like, and I’d love to encourage more brides and people to look past the traditional and to discover their own beauty.
Photography – Ella Sophie
Model – Zoe West
Floral crown – Twine & Dandy
Floral bouquets – Ash + Oak
Clothes – Bridal Marche