Take a look at this beauty of a shoot courtesy of Live View Studios. Michelle Wright Events certainly knew what they were doing when they breathed this inspiration into life. It’s chock-full of flirty and feminine details, a cool “day-to-night” must-see, the prettiest blooms by Wylde Flowers, and a classic ball gown suited for a royal princess.
From the event designer, Michelle Wright Events: Cherry blossoms, or Sakura, are notable throughout Japanese history in their literature, art and poetry. The soft pink bloom of a cherry blossom is both beautiful and brief, leaving admirers in wonderment every spring. Osho, a spiritual leader born in India, once said, “Life is nothing but an opportunity for love to blossom. If you are alive, the opportunity is there – even to the last breath. You may have missed your whole life: just the last breath, the last moment on the earth, if you can be love, you have not missed anything – because a single moment of love is equal to the whole eternity of love.” The perfect, yet fleeting bloom of the cherry blossom fully embodies Osho’s sentiments on love and serves as the perfect inspiration for our photo shoot.
We opted for a still life impression of our inspiration, giving us more opportunities to play with shadow and light and to bring in contrast and capture our subject as delicately as a cherry blossom, giving our viewers another way to see beauty in the art we created. Hints of cherry blossoms abound throughout our shoot, integrating the beauty of this unique bloom in our art. Throughout the photographs, you’ll find the wide range of pink and white hues appearing in cherry blossom blooms. We chose to use dark and light photos to portray our subject. In the dark photos, we wanted our bride to be soft and romantic. She holds a bouquet that feels as if it was perfectly picked from a field of God. The delightful rose-colored sofa provides a contrasting complement to our bride. We adore carefully placing simple candles around our subject, in order to bring light, hope and beauty into the darkness.
In our lighter photos, we chose white on white with lots of texture so that our subject stands out in all of her ruffled, flowing grace and splendor. Soft pinks with a gold shimmer give the photographs a romantic feeling. We kept the tablescape clean and crisp, maintaining our lovely range of color, incorporating candles and coral china with gold accents that pop into view. The painting behind the table is like a piece of marble cut straight out of the earth, providing a true sense of grounding to the photograph. Telling our story through a still life lens feels fitting when we consider the unique bloom of a cherry blossom and Osho’s thoughts of love. Appreciate the beauty provided by every moment, especially the fleeting ones.