Inspired by the rich hand-crafted details that are so abundant in Sayulita, Mexico, Dekker Photography partnered with local wedding planners Sayulita Dream Weddings to create this vibrant beach picnic elopement shoot. Their starting off point was the incredible dress that their ‘bride’ wore and OMG I don’t know about you but I NEED one!
“I approached Sayulita Dream Weddings with the idea for a shoot based around the gorgeous hand-embroidered gowns from Sayulita’s famous Pachamama boutique“, explained Photographer Beth. “The idea grew from there. We wanted a vibrant, rich colour palette with many hand-crafted details.”
Spray paint… glitter… neon… If you like all things colourful then you’re going to adore this roller disco inspired bridal shoot!
“The theme of this shoot was a mash up of all of our favourite things”, said photographer Jessica Withey. “That meant glitter, rainbows, unicorns, balloons – like a dream you had when you were 4!”
“This shoot derived after a long year of working in the wedding industry. Each of us involved had a desire to shoot something ‘for us’, in our style – without being paid, and without a style brief from a client. Working in the wedding industry you wind up seeing a lot of weddings and after a while you’re ready to see something dramatically different. So we decided to shake some traditions up and get creative. Why can’t a bride wear a glitter parting in her hair?”
I’m not sure if I’ve seen a wedding shoot with a transgender model before which is why I am so excited to share this one with you today. Photographer Meghan Melia explains the inspiration behind this shoot.
“While brainstorming for this styled session, I knew I wanted to include diversity. Bringing the focus of the story around a transgender couple was something that was near to my heart, and I wasn’t alone. This was something that was important to everyone participating.”
“Seth began his journey from female to male in December of 2015. I was following his updates
and progress on social media and I remember feeling so deeply excited for him and his
acceptance of his true self. I was nervous reaching out to him, we had never met in person, but I
knew that this was important and I wanted to share images showing his accomplishments.”