This bridal portrait was planned the very last week before we left for Iceland and it has become one of my favorite projects.
A few weeks before our trip, my husband and I found out some sad news about our plans for starting a family and we both felt awfully vulnerable, as anyone would. I wanted to explore that feeling and translate that into gentle light, soft texture, and sweet gestures.
Depending on where you live, having bridal portraits done (either before or after your wedding) may not be a common thing. However, I think it’s worth it to consider. It’s a great opportunity to wear your favorite dress again, have your hair and make up done, and create beautiful memories in a gorgeous location that you otherwise wouldn’t on your actual wedding! That adventurous mountain-side backdrop you’ve always wanted but seemed impossible to realistically host a wedding at? Do bridal portraits there instead! AND take me with you!
And how amazing is this Carol Hannah dress? It’s was so delicate and flowy. It was perfection to shoot.
Honestly, if I were to marry again, I’d choose this dress in a heartbeat!
This soft silk tulle! I kept wanting to wrap myself in it!
You guys are probably wondering if our model was cold! Well, we were in Iceland after all! Guys, it was freezing! We tried to keep her warm in between changing rolls of film whenever possible but she was definitely a trooper!
Azurite dess by Carol Hannah
Eskimo Model Agency
Hair and Makeup by Sara Bryndis
Contax 645, Fuji 400h, Photovision