A rather long pause in my continuation. Family, surgeries, work, life....... I'm sure you have all had weeks like that. One thing after another and never time to finish everything on the list in one day.
I introduced you to the fabulous ladies who made this whole endeavor possible in my first post. If you haven't had a chance to read it, you NEED to read about these women, click here, and I highly recommend them in their chosen professions.
Our first look was very natural and elegant. We wanted the subject to be in stark contrast from the background of the location. Her beautifully loose curled hair with a natural makeup palette perfectly complimented the cream dress and classic beauty of her understated bouquet.
What you can't see from these pictures is how cold it was that day! There was torrential rain that day and we were so worried that the months of planning and creating were all going to be ruined. This was THE day, there would be no other in the near future where we could all get together to make this happen. We decided to go for it. As the ladies were following me up the canyon the rain continued to fall and the wind was blowing pretty heavily. Turning one of the many corners I saw it, a perfect sunny opening in the clouds right over our shooting location! I definitely said a few prayers earlier in the afternoon and the heavens cleared exactly where it needed to.
Emma was a true professional, it was so cold but she didn't let it show in a single one of her images. Stunning and poised in each one while the rest of us were bundled in out coats.
At the halfway point we quickly wrapped a blanket around her frozen form, I had bananas, granola bars and water (should have brought hot chocolate in hindsight) in the back of my jeep which was also doubling up as a change room and hair station. What a glamorous occasion for Emma.
Time for the second look.
We wanted something more dramatic and colorful for this one. A beautiful shade of purple on the elegant dress, standout colorful dramatic makeup which was made more prominent by having her hair in a loose side braid. The floral arrangement was fresh, bright and eye catching and complimented the tone of the dress perfectly.
Three of us packed up the steep trail/climb, assisting Emma in her dress and tip toeing across ledges to get the perfect shot. I can't speak for everyone but personally I found the result absolutely breathtaking. The pale green tone of the cedar pushed focus onto Emma and the muted orange tones of the rocks at the higher elevation didn't clash with the dramatic colors of her dress or arrangement.
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