I photographed this stunning Bridal Inspiration shoot while visiting Toronto. This styled shoot was pure magic. I have been dreaming of photographing a session like this for years and years, so when Danielle at Shaw Events and I got together to make it happen, it felt like everything aligned perfectly. We aimed to create a timeless, utterly romantic scene that radiated old-world vibes. Every detail felt as if it was from a past era.
It was my goal to create an overall aesthetic that was light and airy in order to go along with the the "light seeking" theme inspired by the gothic era. The gorgeous white arches at the venue really tied the theme together. The calligraphy by Paper Ocelot featured typical elements of European gothic architecture; an era in art history which influenced the design of the venue: The Hart House. The shape of the ring mirrored the rose shaped windows of gothic architecture, and the dark gems match our bride's striking features. The dress from Sash & Bustle was oh-so delicate and romantic. The gorgeous bouquet from Bloom & Co was the perfect balance of neutral & classic, yet wild and deconstructed.
The gothic era was the source of inspiration for this session. This era was one which sought to broaden windows to bring more light into churches. I love the thought of a movement in art which seeks to create more light.
I mean, sometimes you just need a castle to yourself right?
I am in love with how the whimsical, mid-summer romance combined with a moody European architecture. The end result is a gallery which I am proud to call timeless.
These two have the most beautiful, contagious love and generosity. It was an un-worldly experience to capture their engagement photos in Costa Rica. We stayed in a little cabin on a blackberry farm in the rain forest at the top of a mountain. We foraged their bouquet from the mountainside and woke up at the first light for the session. We had fresh blackberry milkshakes and hiked through the rain forest to "the mother tree".
I love the deep tones almost mysterious vibe to the session. It is super unique and I think that matches their love story pretty perfectly!
These sweet two chose the beautiful Saskatchewan Landing for their engagement session. As you can probably gather from their perfectly coordinated outfits, Emily is an art director and photographer. We got super lucky with gorgeous golden light and beautiful weather for Mid-April in Canada. I love the way film captured this evening full of warmth, love, and light.
Film Lab: The Find Lab thefindlab.com
Stay tuned for an overload of photographs from their stunning Toronto wedding!
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Sarah Henry is a painter based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She creates vivacious, colorful paintings that match her bubbly personality. In order to illustrate her creative process, she started a new painting from scratch for our session.
I personally wanted to experiment with different film stocks and lighting situations to create as lively and vibrant of photographs as possible. I shot this session on 35mm film and developed it at The Find Lab. I used Portra 800, Fuji 400H, and Delta 3200 film. I love the way the color and tone of film captured Sarah's beautiful work.