Come With Me

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I’m in Europe, where I’ve just got done teaching two London workshops and am currently taking two days in Paris. It was an absolute blast with fantastic attendees, and a fair share of beer and foosball (or “table football,” as it is called here.) But some of the things I stressed were pushing yourself into places you don’t usually go, and working with clients for creative results, so I thought “well, let’s actually practice what I’m preaching.”

As part of the trip, I was reunited with Claudia, a great model who moved off to Germany after getting married, but in the process she never had any wedding photos of her own! So we arranged a bridal session. The problem before me was this: I knew we could get gorgeous photos. She’s gorgeous. I could put her in decent window light and take a snap with my iPhone and it would be gorgeous. And if I’d been doing a couples’s shoot I knew I could find the uniqueness in their relationship. But her husband couldn’t make it from Germany, so how do you shoot a bridal model’s bridal photos without it looking like just another bridal modeling session she’s done? We’re celebrating the real thing here.

I reached back to an idea I’ve had for many years, and I realized this would be the perfect time to put it in practice. And, more importantly, it was fun. Belt Craft Studios was a perfect place for this, with all sorts of props that we re-appropriated, but also a bunch of stuff that we simply stole from our apartment. This was one of the tableaus we created. Thanks to Tatiana Breslow for assisting, and to Claudia for being an amazing bride, and really working her core strength for these.

Camera: Nikon D4
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6

  • http://leodruker.com Leo

    This is simply awesome.

  • http://www.lifeloveblog.com Serena Severtson

    Pure genius. This shot is incredible.

  • Anja Hunt

    awesome! please come to Germany for a workshop :) Frankfurt would be the perfect place :)

  • http://www.nashruiz.com Nash Ruiz

    Fantastic Shot!!!

  • http://www.sundstromimages.com Dave

    That is an awesome shot … love it!

  • http://www.lempacreative.com/ Dale Lempa

    Very creative; nice “clouds.”

  • Lukas Gisbert-Mora

    That photos is just incredible, what an amazing idea. Also looked like you must of had a lot of fun shooting it, ha ha…

  • Alessandro

    Woah! Funny :D

  • http://www.sarakbyrne.com Sara

    This is so super cute Ryan! I freaking love it!

  • http://www.emmaboileau.co.uk Emma

    Genius! Such a creative idea.

  • Gelo Zayco

    Amazing!

  • http://www.brankocovic.com Branko

    Great! No other words.