Isolation is not how we as humans were meant to live. But there are a few times in life where we might find ourselves in this situation. How do we respond? Getting through these periods can be tough, but we can reach inside and find inner peace to get us through.
from the photographer of today’s feature: “Like everyone else around the globe recently it seems, we have been in various levels of COVID-related isolation and lockdown here in BC over the past several months. As the weeks dragged into months, desperate to be creative once again, I decided to embrace the restrictions and create a COVID-compliant, isolation-inspired bridal boudoir shoot intended to inspire brides, who were experiencing the same fears and and challenges that come with planning a wedding in the time of a pandemic. So we set ourselves the challenge of stripping our concept back to its very essence to create an sensual, boudoir-inspired bridal shoot with the most minimal of distractions—virtually no props, no MUAH team, no accessories—just the floral designer using seasonal blooms and foliage largely foraged from her own garden, our model who did her own make up in a recently launched, brand new and now completely empty wedding venue, simulating the resources that brides planning an elopement during lockdown suddenly found themselves restricted to.
We envisioned a young bride, with a dream of getting married in grand style, passing the time of isolation by dreaming of her big day, wearing her getting ready robe and wondering when her dreams would finally come true. Our challenge was to eliminate the distractions and trappings of the typical wedding celebration, leave behind the ‘more is better’ mentality that often accompanies wedding planning and styled shoots and focus instead on the beauty inherent in the simple and sincere celebration of love. The result was a clean, sensual, and honest portrayal of a bride’s dream.”
Photography/Creative Direction Maru Photography / Floral Design Da Fiori Design / Robe Luxx Nova / Model Liliya for Alaeria / Venue The Wallace Venue