“I drew inspiration from the local setting of Ridgefield’s own Garden of Ideas community garden as inspiration for this organic bridal shoot. Each of the three dresses had hints of the ‘sauvage’ that played off of the natural vegetation surrounding the model. These ideas were reflected in the accessories, hair, and make-up. There were also elements of fantasy, and so my goal was to frame Brooke, the model, in these mirage-like frames with the light in my camera. Every bride I photograph is usually living out some of her biggest dreams in some way on her wedding day, and so with this shoot I was accentuating a dreamlike state. I also wanted to experiment with idea that when her groom first sees her, the bride is like a precious jewel in the wilderness.”

Model : Brooke Banker
Makeup: Jennifer Kinford
Hair: Kelly Hart
Gowns/Jewellery/Head Pieces:  A Little Something White in Darien, CT , Erin Cole