This session is special to me in the sense I wanted to shoot Marie-Laure’s boudoir session with a very raw style. I wanted something very different from the softness and pastel tones I usually get from my beloved FujiFilm 400H. That’s the reason why I used Ilford Delta 3200 for once. I usually shoot that film stock during the bride’s preparation but I wanted to realize the whole session with that film stock here. I pushed it to 6400 ISO to get proper shutter speeds and that very big grain I heart. This raw grain just contributes enhancing all the softness and sensuality vehicled by Marie-Laure to me.
There is something magical about the transition from summer to autumn. It’s as though the air becomes thicker, the sunlight more mellow, more golden and even nature gets festooned in pantones with a moodier, richer and warmer undertone. This is the season when I captured Lala and Luca’s enchanted autumn inspiration in the heart of an enchanted olive grove, which is a picture storybook in its own right.
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower” – Albert Camus
We all expect fall to be a sad season. Part of you dies each year when the leaves fall from the trees and the branches are bare against the wind and the cold wintery light. The end of the wedding season. Until spring, when life and love start again. This is our expectation but this is not what really happens. Autumn is my favorite season, with perfect razing light, golden colors in the trees and Chai Lattes near the fire place. We wanted to address the beauty of fall, the pastel colors, the feathers as a symbol of the falling leafs, the homemade dulce de lecche, the hazelnuts, the chestnuts and the walnuts, the wood. Everything gathered in a jewel of bridal beauty. The mood for this shoot is the result of a great team work. This is our vision of fall season applied to wedding inspiration. This is Fall in Love.
As funny as it seems, Joanne was one of my follower on Instagram. One day I went scrolling down her feed and just fell under the charm of her Afro hairstyle and tribal tattoos. So I dropped her a note on one her Instagram photo to know if she was interested in a boudoir session. Next thing I know, I’m in a train heading to Bruxelles where we meet in a hotel for this photoshoot. I love that session as it has been done very smoothly and naturally. I love as TriX amplifies Joanne’s natural beauty. It feels real. It feels right.