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.”
If you don’t want to wear white, if you want to show off your tattoos, if you love the fashion of Fleetwood Mac… then this lookbook shoot and video for Brazilian designer Lourdinha Toyama is going to be right up your street.
Inspired by pre-Raphaelite paintings, the gothic surroundings of Carlowrie Castle and the juxtaposition between light and dark, florist Lisa Gaston and MUA Laura Gray wanted to put together a shoot that depicted two beautiful brides with very different styles, but very much in love.
“Our initial inspiration came from the beautifully haunting images of fashion photographer Paolo Roversi and the romantic yet strong portrayals of women in pre-Raphaelite paintings”, explained Lisa. “We were also inspired by the surroundings at Carlowrie Castle.”
“We wanted to tell the story about two beautiful young brides who have run off to marry one another in their dream woodland setting. We picked two brides instead of a bride and groom as our models because we wanted one to be styled a bit more traditionally (our elegant, bouquet carrying brunette) alongside her edgier partner (our fiery, fierce red head). We felt there have been plenty of styled shoots depicting two ‘brides’ but not really any that focused on the real deal – two gorgeous girls, in love and actually marrying one another.”