Talk about inspiring!
Inspiration for this shoot first came from the cherry trees blooming all over Seattle. Audrey, my lovely model, was also interested in taking advantage of the beautiful cherry blossoms. It wasn’t until I scouted the Seattle Arboretum that I became truly excited for the shoot to come! The cherry trees and rhododendrons were both blooming, making a magical setting for this garden elopement inspiration bridal shoot. Audrey was amazing and stunning, really helping me pull off the look I was going for.
There was something about this shoot that really spoke to me. I knew what I wanted beforehand, but when I looked at the photos afterwards, I was transported. These photos could have been taken anywhere! When looking through them, I first imagined this to be a quiet garden elopement in France. I then dreamed of an intimate wedding at an Italian villa and a destination wedding in New Zealand. Sure, the flowers might be different elsewhere, but those are just details. This shoot gave me inspiration to expand my portfolio to include more locations like this. More beautiful places that could be just about anywhere in the world.
I feel a strong desire to travel myself when I look at these images and those of other shoots I’ve been working on recently. I hope to invoke that same feeling in others and I now realize that that is what it has always been about for me. I hope that you find inspiration here. If not to travel, then at least to find your own special place at home that celebrates the beauty that this world has to offer.