This featured style shoot from Victoria Ezhenkova is all about serenity. Victoria says she was inspired to style this photo shoot with the awakening that takes place when winter gives way to spring. She uses a black wedding gown, stark white and black anemones , and black-and-gray photos to symbolize the harshness at the end of a long winter, cold and devoid of colour. The room setting echoes this harshness, as the bride is shown in a complete bare room, barefoot on seemingly cold, unfinished wood floors.
She contrasts this with the softness of pastels found in the bouquet by Marussia flowers and the sprig of greenery on the photo packet, reminding us of the slow and deliberate way spring works its way into the world. Towards the end, the bride’s rich amber hair loosely falls around her shoulders, and she can be seen smiling and slightly more alert.
Overall, the photo shoot gives quite a romantic feel of a bride in quiet reflection, barefoot and with loosely-tied hair, quietly ushering in her own transition from maiden to bride as winter turns to spring around her. The photographer says, “I wanted to show this awakening through muted colours and delicate, romantic, pensive images of the bride.” We think Victoria Ezhenkova nailed the sense of serenity she was aiming to capture!
One of the most eye-catching anemone bridal bouquet. One of the coolest flowers to include is the black and white anemone, which looks fantastic for a black tie wedding.
From Victoria Ezhenkova …Let me bring to your attention my shooting, “Awakening” …. I have been inspired by the change of seasons..that serene transition when gray winter gives up way to a quivering, quiet early spring … I wanted to show this awakening, through muted colors and delicate, romantic pensive image of the bride.
Photography: Victoria Ezhenkova @v_ezhenkova
Florist: Marussia flowers @marussiaflowers
Hair and Makeup: MakeupCloseup @makeupcloseup
Silk Ribbons: Flowers Harmony @flowers_harmony
Model: Anna Khanzhina @anna_khanzhina