This is dark and moody done correctly. Still filled with color, but with the lighting casting subtle shadows and highlights, styled and photographed in a way reminiscent of the paintings of the Dutch Masters. We love this kind of work – it feels timeless and relevant many years from now. This is a different bridal, one where the bride bucks the norm of a white wedding dress and goes for something artistic. We hope you enjoy.
from the photographer: “In this vintage-styled editorial, myself and a group of talented vendors created a styled shoot that is a little different than the norm. Focusing on the beauty of a bride on her wedding day, rather than a full wedding recreation, we were trying to capture the true essence of her soul. We took inspiration from iconic Dutch Old Masters paintings such as Vermeer and Rembrandt, brought them to life and captured them on film hoping to inspire modern brides to dream in mood and color.
Wearing an exquisite wedding gown in a whispering pewter hue by Gossamer, which is adorned with three-dimensional flowers and delicate crystals allowed us to turn the feel and the mood into a setting that is reminiscent of a vintage European Old World-inspired estate. This editorial transports you back in time with a vintage glam, intimate and so effortlessly demure look that still seems absolutely perfect for modern-day brides.
Capturing every pretty moment and purposeful detail of this Vermeer color palette using the last few rolls of discontinued Fuji400h film on hand and Rembrandt inspired lighting resulted in photographs that seem to come to life. Rembrandt created his masterpieces to play with light allowing an unbelievable dance between revelation and concealment, exposure and darkness. Going for a moody vibe, we accomplished the same mood and vibe, and the results are beautiful portraits that tell a story of love.
The incredible vintage bridal gown by Gossamer was paired with accessories by Adorée that are dainty and simple and completed the look with a stunning bridal bouquet by Flora + Flour Studio that features explosions of color in warm tones, greenery for pops of color, and accented with a splash of delicate orchids. Joyce Zhou did a superb job in creating a completely demure look with understated makeup and up-do with tendrils framing the bride’s lovely face.”
Photographer: Ditto Dianto / Gown: Gossamer / Florist: Flora + Flour Studio / Makeup: Joyce Zhou Design / Planner: Sampaguita Lane / Accessories: Adoree / Styling Board: JRD Art Shop / Model: Nicole Holder / Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints