Editorial bridal shoot Okinawa. The other day we published the 1st part of the Okinawa editorial photoshoot and today we’re publishing the 2nd part. For this bridal shoot in Japan, we explored the cliffs and ventured into a cave for some shots. We love the feeling of this editorial, it’s dark and a little moody but still very fresh and ethereal. The Jane dress from House of Moirai looked so good against the dark rocks. If you haven’t decided on a wedding dress yet and you live in the UAE, you must go and visit this lady. She designs dreams, at least mine:) Her dresses are edgy but feminine, have personality but let the bride shine through and most of all, they are flawlessly executed. Can you tell I love the Jane dress much:)
I must say that we were very lucky that ended up with such a great team of creatives overall! It’s never easy when you travel for shoots, to ensure you have a great team around you, unless you bring a creative team with you. Half of our team was sourced on the island.
Editorial bridal shoot Okinawa. Japan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. This is slightly subjective but it truly is stunning and so versatile in terms of its nature. You can go skiing and you can go to the beach. You can go hiking in bear country and you can relax in a Hawaii atmosphere on the islands. Japan is such a great travel destination. And not to talk about the photography! There is so much to photograph in every corner.
The Japanese can be very creative and they have a great sense of style. The people are so lovely even though we found that almost no one that could speak English other than a word or two… But with sign language and a bit of Japanese you can always get by.
This bridal editorial is from the Japanese island of Okinawa. In the middle of the rain and storm season, we managed to squeeze in 20 min of time when the rain was a bit more on the drizzly side for an editorial bridal photoshoot, ah the persistence to create when you find yourself on a beautiful island in the Pacific ocean;). We found a quaint little beach jammed between two giant rocks where we created some magic (under three umbrellas I may just add…).
A model; Airi Frances, a photographer and an assistant; Maria Sundin Photography, a make-up artist; Melina D – we all came together and worked hard in the rain to get a few minutes of photography time to create this editorial. And not to forget the Jane dress – part of the bridal collection made by House of Moirai who are based in Dubai.
Fine art photographer – Maria Sundin Photography Studio – fine art photography studio Dubai – Editorial bridal shoot Okinawa
This editorial was a dream. From the gorgeous wedding stationary by our girl The Fozzybook, to the styling and beautiful lace plates from the rental inventory of Jessica at Lace in the Desert Styling and not to mention Eugenia from Tulipano who read our minds when it came to the flowers both in terms of variety but also in how she puts together a bouquet. A true artist.
And of course, this shoot came to life with ALL of the talented vendors that were involved – the wedding dress was made from beautiful French lace and it was created especially for us by Beljour. Make-up and hair stylist Diana Mauer used her ever so natural touch to perfect both looks we were going for and the hairpieces from ANAQA worked great with each of these looks.
One of my personal favorites is the location, Al Sahra Desert Resort and Equestrian Centre, it’s just such a stunning venue and the staff are so friendly that I just love coming back here for everything and anything. They do beautiful events and it’s a very raw and humble place to be. Loving everything organic and down to earth, this is my heaven.
If you haven’t yet seen the jewellery designs of Vitrine Design, you’ll be in awe. This jewellery maker based in Dubai just creates stunning pieces. We’re truly blessed to have been able to showcase part of a beautiful collection of handcrafted pieces in this shoot.
This purple and plum indulgence had a bit of Arabia injected into it, which I just loved. With the Persian rugs from the Purple Chair the chairs from Mint Event Rentals, the stationary stamp which had an Arabic inspired pattern and the styling by Jessica from LITD, it really felt good to bring a little bit of Arabia as inspiration to brides wanting to inject a bit of regional flair into their weddings in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Specifically for western bridal couples that might be from elsewhere but have decided to put their roots for the time being in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, and are longing for a wedding here that marries both the cultural aspect with their own roots – why not try to inject a bit of Arabia, but in a subtle way?
Hope you enjoy having a peek through these images, my hope and our hope is that they inspire you and gives you great ideas of what you can do at your wedding.