Olivia is one of my good friends here in Charleston, SC. She married Ryan just over a year ago on the weekend of flooding in Charleston. Her wedding was moved indoors and she did not have any portraits from the day, or bridal portraits before/after.
I had a vision of bridal portraits with a brilliant pink smoke against a blue backdrop. I immediately thought of the 3 locations I used around Charleston and about Olivia, who had the perfect look and dress for my vision. I feel like so many of the photos taken in Charleston are really similar & traditional, and I wanted to do something really out there!
We shot this not as a "trash the dress" session but more of what I'm calling "bless the dress." This was all about having fun and celebrating with focus on color, laughter, sunlight, blue skies, and floral. I designed the flowers with supplies from Hobby Lobby and I used pink smoke bombs to create the effect.
Olivia is a person who radiates beauty inside out and I am so happy to provide her with some images in her wedding gown. <3
Photos taken by Lo Photo, LLC
Note, from a technical standpoint, I typically avoid taking photos when the sun is out in full force AT ALL COSTS. The weather on this day dramatically changed and I ended up shooting when the sun was the brightest. In the end, I'm super glad this happened because it taught me how to work with even the harshest light. The photos came out in a style that is totally different from what I normally shoot, but I'm happy to have this in my toolbelt now since many weddings I shoot end up having photos taken at this time of day.
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