2018 started out with a bang! A bold bang of color! I adored the color palette of this winter wedding. I was particularly impressed with the decision to bring the colors of summer into a winter session. Just because a couple gets married in the winter, doesn’t mean you have to stick to “winter colors”.
The Pantone color of 2018 is Ultra Violet. A bold and out-of-the-box choice for brides to work with. Personally, as a wedding photographer, I am loving this trend. It brightens and adds personality to any wedding decor. In this session, the pantone color was used boldly in the floral. The bridal bouquet and flower mandala design were speckled with this gorgeous trend.
Pantone said this about the color choice for 2018, “Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.”
I couldn’t agree more! More often I come across brides who want to change tradition and make their wedding unique. Ultra Violet is just the start! I’m hoping brides use the trend to push more boundaries and find ways to make their wedding day perfect for them.
Don’t be afraid of a little winter chill! Winter can be such a beautiful time to get married. The majority of weddings happen between March-August so, chances are the venue, photographer, florist and cake artist most likely have your date available. Also, your friends and family haven’t depleted their bank accounts yet from all the weddings sooooo… you might get bigger and better wedding gifts! Not a reason to get married but a possible bonus for getting married in the off season, haha!
I love photographing couples in new locations. I had never shot (or even been to) this location up until the day we went trudging through the snow. It was a typical public park. Complete with a bridge, picnic tables, bathrooms, playground and trailer park in the background. Looking at it with plain eyes it might have seemed less than picturesque. When I look through the camera lens, I can find beauty anywhere. A plain-jane park can transform into a winter wonderland.
I think clients put too much pressure on the location. Yes, a gorgeous background is optimal but, not necessary. I tell stories and capture relationships. A location doesn’t change how much you love each other, right?! Although I had to edit out a bright yellow trailer from the background of most of these images, this location was perfect to tell Maddie and Tyler’s love story.
About the vendors:
Floral || Mint & Moss Designs
Bride (and makeup) || Maddie Gill
Gown || Betsy Couture
Slip || Lizzy Slip
Hair || Amy Lillywhite
Invitation Suite || Rose Blossom Prints