Bride and the bog

I had been building this session in my head for quite a while; bridal boudoir. Initially, I thought I would go traditional and have my model wear the basic white lingerie.

Then, I started looking around the internet and came across these different dresses and corsets and things and was hit with a sudden inspiration to do something different.

I was feeling a sort of steam punk, saloon vibe. I have a thing for styled sessions – particularly for different time periods. I was so excited about this look it was ridiculous!

Originally, I wanted photos to advertise bridal boudoir sessions that I offer. My friend, “L”, volunteered to be my guinea pig and after some research, we found the perfect location at the Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area in Victory, Vermont.

It was a crisp fall day in October, just on the cusp of the earliest wisps of winter. The colors on the vegetation were warm autumn tones, and the sky a vibrant blue with fluffy cotton ball clouds floating across the sun.

This trail had a parking area and a trailhead but no name as far as I could see. It was off Victory Road off Route 2, east of St Johnsbury. An easy manageable trail led to a boardwalk and to a small observation deck.

The views were utterly breathtaking.

I decided to turn far off course with this session and just go with what I was feeling. I love the vibe here and I thank L for helping me pull it off with such grace! Maybe I’ll never get to “traditional bridal boudoir” and that’s ok. Creative freedom is paramount in my Chasing Dreams Photography world, and sometimes, inspiration leads you elsewhere.

L was a wonderful model and we had such a great time doing this session.

One of my favorite things about outdoor sessions is how much of an intense sensory experience it is; the silence of the mountains, the babbling water and the golden glow of sunset is always so simply remarkable.

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