Monday, May 4, 2009

tess's bridals















this beauty's wedding is on friday...can't wait to shoot all the mushrooms and flowers and pretty people.

(note: I typically like to do minimal editing to my images. usually just color correction and level adjustments. but this bride specifically asked for an old vintage feel...and since we didn't have time to shoot large format bw film, we used some fun photoshop tricks to desaturate and color adjust certain images. hope you enjoy! )

13 comments:

Anna Jay said...

"All waited in the growing light, their faces and hands as if they were silvered, the remainder of their figures dark, the stones glistening green-gray, the Plain still a mass of shade. Soon the light was strong, and a ray shone upon her unconscious form, peering under her eyelids and waking her.

"She stood up, shook herself, and went forward, neither of the men having moved.

" 'I am ready,' she said quietly."

-Thomas Hardy, "Tess of the d'Urbervilles"


GAHHH I love these photos.
Please pardon my literary nerdiness.
Impossible to curb the inspiration with photos like these in front of me.

nuttbutts said...

Beautiful! I found you through Jon Canlas' sight and I have spent hours browsing. I love your work!

Noelle said...

you captured the essence. how magical.

Noelle said...

oh and i love the scenery and backdrop. perfect, perfect.

audrey said...

i bet she felt so beautiful. and i bet she feels even more beautiful looking back at the pictures you took of her. true art!!!

Ashley Thalman said...

Her dress gave you great inspiration for the blossoms and desaturation- great great job!

rachel thurston said...

thanks everyone! it was such a fun shoot. I really enjoy bridal sessions...especially when it is springtime and full of blossoms.

anna, that quote is pefect! makes me want to name a little girl tess.

julia said...

i love those. pretty, pretty.

Ann Marie said...

Tess looks oh so beautiful! I love Tess and her obsession with fungi...of course there will be mushrooms! my congrats to Tess and Adam.

Rachel, I think I know you...you probably know my little brother...Mikey Peck?

Great photos! You're oh so talented.

Ann Marie said...

wait a minute...I think you know my older brother, Joe Peck, and his wife, Marie!

Amelia Harris said...

Beautiful pictures! :)

Reba said...

Would Tess be willing to share where she found her dress? I would love to have something similar!

kentandnellie said...

These are beautiful bridals! I love them. Nothing like modern vintage.