Napa Summer Bridal Portraits – Freckled & Charred
This bridal portraits photoshoot 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 Napa county, 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.
escape the ordinary
Way Out Wedding’s words about these Bridal Portraits:
“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 day of this Bridal Portraits photoshoot it was well over 100 degrees, totally sunny, and no breeze. I had expected it to be hot, because July in Napa county is pretty much always hot, but we got a particularly brutal day. The model, Zoe, and I drove up from Oakland in the morning. I picked out some beautiful locations the weekend before, so I knew were I wanted to shoot. We had to work very quickly, in 10 minute spurts. We would get out of the nice cool car and step into the heat, within seconds we were drenched in sweat. It was rough, but we kept going.
The amazing vendors who contributed to these beautiful Bridal Portraits:
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