Gothic Butterfly Inspiration

“Bridal shoots don’t have to be boring!” We’ve heard this all before but it’s even better to see shoots illustrating that point don’t you think?!

“I just loved this shoot”, wedding photographer Kathryn Edwards told me of her shoot with Beth. “I wanted to give it a lonely isolated and fragile feel, with a dark edge.”

“Beth is a fellow photographer in Nottingham and was keen to do a rock the frock shoot with a difference. When she sent me a picture of her dress, I immediately wanted to give the shoot a gothic feel in a crumbling run down derelict location. However to describe the disused old RAF buildings in Syerston as ugly would be misleading. Although there are boarded up and broken windows, graffitti everywhere and rubbish dumped in the grounds, there was a haunting beauty about the place. Especially the caved in roof; it made for a beautiful backdrop to the shoot.”

“It was Beth’s pale skin and the beautiful fragile dress that made want to show a real contrast in the location of this shoot. I also had the idea of placing butterflies around the rubble and on Beth’s skin, to really show up the juxtaposition of the fragile and beautiful amidst the ugly and neglected, and to give the shoot a feeling of vulnerability and isolation.”

Stunning! Thank you to Kathryn & Beth for sharing this with us today

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Kathryn Edwards Photography
Location: RAF buildings, Syerston
Model: Beth Swift
Dress: Pronovias

9 comments

  1. WOW fab shoot Kathryn! love it. Love the butterflies and dark eye makeup, stunning. Fave shot is through the roof tiles, awesome! :) well done lady.

  2. God this shoot is beautiful, I love butterflies and the vibrance matched with the dramatic makeup

  3. Oh my! I love everything about this shoot – so glad it’s been featured here, when I first saw it on Kathryn’s site I immediately thought it was a perfect match for rock n roll bride! It’s the coolest shoot ever and sooooo inspirational. Can’t wait to see more of your work Kathryn xxx

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