Today’s inspiration comes to us from a place of simplicity (one of our favorite words here at The White Wren!). Stripping away the props and just focusing on the person who is being photographed. The wedding industry tends to obsess about details – all the stuff that goes into a wedding day, when it’s really about the humans behind it. We love how this simple and feminine bridal shoot seems to go straight to the soul of this bride – you look into her eyes instead of looking at the accessories, and every image taken is purposefully composed to represent her beauty.
from photographer, Kate Panza: “I met Kelly, of Petals by the Shore, when I photographed the Design Sanctuary workshop this past Fall. She and I instantly connected personally and creatively. We both live in opposite parts of the country, but in January, we knew we had to collaborate and create something beautiful. Simply for the sake of creating.
We both decided to approach a styled shoot from the birthplace of simple creativity. What would happen if we limited props and places and focused on the beauty a bride felt when she owned her own moment in white? What if we focused on how she felt, owning the joy in her own skin?
Kelly created the florals to focus on the 2019 color of the year: living coral. She wanted that to be the primary punch of color. I agreed and our hair and makeup artist used simple neutrals with hues of coral in the model’s make up. I chose the Philomena gown by Willoby, as I wanted flow and movement. Inspired by Jane Eyre and Sense and Sensibility, I sought to harness and capture the emotions of innocence. Longing. Romance. Beauty enjoyed. Simplicity.
I believe this is not only a beautiful editorial collection, but has the potential for brides to see that bridal portraits can be a birthplace for self love and expression. They needn’t be limited to static poses and tradition, but an artful display of the sensuality of owning your own skin.”