Eden Strader Workshop, Pt. 2: you guys. I never, in a million years, thought I'd be a fan of studio bridal sessions. But I am. Eden put together this bridal session with nothing more than some pink paper as a backdrop. No epic views, no stunning bouquets. Just Alexa, a gorgeous haute couture wedding dress by Jean and Jewel, and some tulle and pink paper. And it was so much fun.
I'll always love the adventurous sessions that require boots and some trekking, but friends, there is something totally unique about capturing a bride with nothing else on which to rely. This opportunity forced me to think hard about creating visual interest without relying on the normal crutches. It forced me to think about her facial features: what did I want to draw attention to? The dress: how could I emphasize the way the layers move when there was no wind to catch the layers? And, perhaps most challengingly, how to get it all done in 5 minutes. That's right. We had no idea what to expect with these shoots: no idea about the location, type of session, props, lighting conditions - nothing. Then we were given 5 minutes each to direct Alexa and get our shots. Holy Hannah, guys. The student in me LOVED this challenge and now I'm mildly obsessed with studio bridal sessions.
So! Are you thinking about a bridal session, but not sure you want to dirty your dress before your big day? Let's do a studio session! Scroll on through for a few favorites from this session!