Mary, the photographer behind We Choose the Moon Photography considers herself to be someone who advocates for the offbeat bride – and this is evident in the gorgeous gothic wedding fashion photography of hers we are posting today!
She shares, “Beautiful, long white dresses and princess inspired up-dos are wonderful but not for everyone. I decided to do this small styled shoot to hoist a flag for those non-traditional brides and to show that not every bride has to be the embodiment of Kelly Grace. Being true to oneself is far more beautiful.”
When it comes to styling for a gothic inspired wedding look, a natural light complexion with dark hair is always a perfect fit, creating a romantic Hollywood vibe. This is a style where brides can look outside of the traditional bridal stores brimming with white, ivory and champagne and consider striking shades such as black, red or other bold colours for their wedding dress. Black is always a wonderful colour to work with as it’s flattering for all and allows splashes of bold colour in the floral arrangements, shoes and jewellery to really make a statement.
For makeup a dramatic, sultry look is absolutely stunning. Bold red lips with dark pencilled and smoky shadowed eyes is a showstopping look for gothic wedding photography. Bridesmaid’s can look equally as incredible in bold colours and dramatic makeup.
Photography locations brimming with history and texture are an absolute must to create fabulous photography. Despite our inability to control mother nature, locations which are naturally out of harsh bright sunlight can create soft shades in the photography. This soft lighting teamed up with historic brick or stone walls, stairs and buildings as well as wrought iron gates can look truly phenomenal. If you can chance across some lush green vines or trees amongst the stone or brick detail this also works really well. For those fortunate enough to live in cities with picturesque historic fountains these make gorgeous backdrops add can add a little fun to the photography session.
PHOTOGRAPHY We Choose the Moon Photography ~ DRESSES Forever 21 & Unique Vintage ~ FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS Sticks & Stems ~ LOCATION historic neighbourhood of St. James Court & Belgravia Court, Louisville KY