Whimsical Forest Bridal Session : Monica | Romantic Nanaimo BC Wedding Photographer

Oh bridal sessions. How I adore you! Especially this one; a whimsical forest bridal session.This gorgeous girl is Monica. She is rocking a $39.99 thrift shop wedding dress that once looked like an 80's disaster. I cut it up and made it beautiful and then paired it with this gorgeous necklace; perfect for use a headpiece of course!

Step 1 was to stop at Persona Hair Group in Nanaimo, BC to visit Lacey. As some of you may know, she is amazingly talented and is often the stylist behind my shoots (and many of my weddings, too!) We sat Monica in her salon chair, showed her the headpiece and let her take creative control. As you will see.. the finished product was amazing. Step 2 was to set up my makeup kit in the trunk of my car so that I could apply the desired bridal look for the session while in the parking lot of our shoot location. It was a crazy hot summers day so I got Monica to stand in the shade and we went to work. Everything came together perfectly.

This shoot is everything I love. It's romantic, whimsical & well, the light is dreamy. What do you think? Be sure to leave some love in the comments below!

Makeup & Photography: Chelsea Banwell of Chelsea Dawn Photography & Makeup Artistry Hair: Lacey Iris of Persona Hair Group

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