Photography by Blackbird Creative
From the photographer:
If you have ever heard "Dream a Little Dream of Me", particularly the Mamas and Papas version, then you will understand my adoration for the song. It does not matter if you are happy or sad, in love or longing, there are lyrics to fit any mood. And when I started working on this shoot I found it stuck in my head a good bit.
I thought about the night before a wedding; Two hearts parting ways until it is time to share their vows-
"Say nighty-night and kiss me
Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me. While I'm alone and blue as can be
Dream a little dream of me."
I wanted these images to emulate that fantasy. The soft light and haze, her silhouette, that teasing smile. You can hear her laughter and a “whispered I love you.” Does that not just make you giddy?
In the same instance, I really wanted to focus on the glow and beauty of a Bride. Something we do not always see. The anticipation to put on her dress. Her quiet moments of day dreaming and reflecting while looking and feeling So elegant. I really love engaging with brides during those times. We know that No matter how many butterflies she has, there is someone a room over that is sweating bullets and dying to see her even more. We all want to feel that admired.
In work like this I want to encourage more brides to take a little extra time, whether on their wedding day or before, to soak it all in and breathe. Twirl around in the venue and get comfortable! See yourself in the same light that everyone else sees you. Live out that fantasy. Because really, that dream is just an extension of you.