Go behind the scenes of this minimalist, greenery-themed bridal shoot
Norfolk wedding suppliers teamed up for this low-key, minimalist photoshoot focusing on bridal beauty and style. Here, photographer Sophie Cass talks about what inspired her.
What was the inspiration behind the shoot?
I’ve done styled shoots in the past that include lots of props and decorations. For this photoshoot I wanted to concentrate solely on the bride, particularly her hair and make-up, flower crown, and dress. Brides naturally tend to want lots of photos of their outfit and personal style on their wedding day, so I wanted to show not only what I'm capable of in that area but also what some of my favourite local suppliers can offer.
Tell us a little bit about the venue and why it was chosen
We shot at Waterloo Park, a lovely park in Norwich that is filled with gorgeous flowers and trees. Again, this was to keep the shoot low-key; I didn’t want to overcomplicate the photos. It also provided us with the perfect natural backdrop to complement the rest of the greenery- and foliage-themed elements of the shoot. We chose to take the photos late afternoon on a Sunday, so the park was nice and quiet and we had the space to ourselves.
What did you choose for the flower arrangements?
Kelly-May Sage of Dandelion & Bloom hand-created the beautiful flower crown, which consisted of faux eucalyptus amid other foliage and flowers. I really wanted to match the flower crown to the surroundings, the embroidery on the dress and the minimalist theme of the photoshoot. It was absolutely perfect, and suited the hairstyle wonderfully; it really completed the look.
What kind of look did you want to achieve with the make-up, hair and outfit?
Brooke Thompson was the hair stylist and make-up artist, and she did a beautiful job on model Amber Burton. As the photoshoot was focusing more on the 'bride', her hair and her make-up, I wanted to make sure those elements were perfect. Brooke constructed a soft, floaty up-do for Amber, and the make-up consisted of mostly neutral tones, apart from the eyes which were big and bold.
The outfit was from ASOS’ dedicated bridalwear collection. It was chosen mainly because of the embellishments, but also because of its relaxed, boho style. Despite the budget price tag, it was a stunning dress – the whole team was saying that they’d happily wear it for their wedding. To go with the dress, we used the veil and shoes I'd actually worn at my wedding just months prior.
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