Fade Into You - Winter Bridal Lookbook

One of my all time favorite 90's emo singles that I discovered way past it's prime; was the title to this shoot.

This was my first styled shoot in what seems like forever. It was also the first shoot to have only used 35mm film. After trying to find inspiration for brides married during Minnesota winters... things like colors, feelings and actual cold images without much luck; I chose to put together a shoot of my own.  I wanted to create something mystical and light in the dead and darkness of what is winter. The frozen Mississippi river was chosen as our location even if we had to work in below freezing temperatures. So. Together with a few local wedding professionals, three uniquely fitting models and my 35mm cameras - we made some magic in the frozen woods.

I must thank Jordan and the ladies at a&be bridal mpls who lent stunning wedding gowns from designers Leanne Marshall, Rebecca Schoneveld and Anna Campbell. Sandra Olmsted of Silks & Images provided the lovely bouquets that could withstand any weather. MUA Nicole Fae made the model brides fit their dresses perfectly with her talented hair and makeup skills. Both new friends and fellow vendors at Forever Bride. Thank you to the MN eskimo Alexander Just who assisted and filmed video during the whole shoot. Lindsey, Lottie and Tzvetelina - I love you all for braving the cold and being yourselves in front of my lens.