Sparkle Motion: A Grungy Glittery Wedding Shoot

Natalie Wall

September 26, 2014

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My working title for this blog post was ‘Sparkle Motion’… because it’s the first thing that popped into my head when I started to write the feature. It stuck, because after thinking long and hard, I couldn’t imagine anything else being as apt. These glorious pictures were submitted by Utah based wedding photographer Natalie Wall.

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“I had been wanting to do a moody stylized bridal session for a while”, she wrote. “While I love working with clients, it can become creatively exhausting. Anytime you have a collaboration of people with different ideas, you tend to get multiple potential outcomes. As an artist, it can be very difficult to put aside your creative preferences to please those you are working with and/or for. This shoot was, essentially, to liberate myself from just that. I wanted to create something, using challenging lighting, to create a nontraditional mood – dark and romantic, edgy and beautiful. Something I could see out from start to finish, while remaining in artistic control.”

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“The series was photographed at a friend’s apartment loft in Utah. We spent the final hours of daylight chasing sun around her apartment, as it ducked in and out of the clouds. We ended our evening up on the rooftop, overlooking the city and eating cake via candlelight. Some of my favorite details from the day were Alexis‘ pink hair (OMG right?!), Adam’s long hair, our Elie Saab gown from Nearly Newlywed, Alexis’ triangle wedding ring, and of course, the amazing rustic location!”

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