A MOMENT TO THEMSELVES | An Elopement Styled Shoot

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When Anna Taylor and I met at a networking event, I was immediately drawn to her talent as a photographer and the way she was able to capture raw emotions.  In the world of wedding photography, she stood out.  We decided on a collaboration to take my gowns and do something different. We accomplished just that with a stunning beach bride series.

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The new range, “Wild Romance” has just been released.  It’s a step away from the unique, yet more traditional wedding dresses in my collection.  Wild Romance is a line of bridal separates, allowing brides to choose different pieces to create their own unique wedding look.  Vintage inspired and designed for the modern bride, Wild Romance provides every woman the opportunity to truly make her day exactly as she always imagined.

Anna’s concept of a beach-side elopement set the perfect stage to showcase the short wedding dress featured from the Wild Romance collection.  The weather was perfect, the sunset flawless, and the calm water allowed the models to be playful.  Anna’s talented shooting perfectly captured the care free nature of the evening.  The intimacy of the couple shone through each picture.  We took away all the distraction of a traditional wedding with an elopement story and focused solely on the couple.

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The results were beyond what was imagined.  The deceptively simple photos captured the essence of each moment in this Melbourne elopement.  The hair and make-up, provided by Rikki from Pin Ups Hair and Make Up, reinforced the feel of the carefree couple without distracting from their elegance.  The prestigious White Magazine also included a feature of this styled shoot on their website. Check it out here https://whitemag.com/blog/a-moment-to-themselves/.  The beach elopement shoot is not one easily forgotten!

This photo session, with both the styling and bride’s wardrobe done by us, brought the Wild Romance collection to the attention of the modern bride.  The stunning photographs featuring a beach-side elopement beg brides to consider the less traditional route, from the unique wedding dress idea of bridal separates to the barefoot, seashore nuptials. There’s nothing more romantic and heartfelt than these captured images.

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Dresses/ Styling – Cathleen Jia 

Photographer – Anna Taylor Photography

Hair and Makeup – Pin Ups Hair and Make Up