A Rock-N-Roll Inspired Mountain Bridal Session in Utah
Pink hair. An epic dress. Stunning scenery. This modern, rock-n-roll inspired mountain bridal session in Utah had it all.
From the photographer:
This shoot was inspired by a dress.
The ironic part is that it’s not the dress we ended up using!
Cristina of Sassy Chic Bridal had a new line of gowns and she envisioned one of them shot in an edgy, urban style. I started brainstorming ideas right away and looking for models.
The girl was easy to find, I knew it had to be Emily. Emily had worked with me on a styled shoot before but she was my hair stylist. I knew she had done some modeling and her look was a perfect fit for my vision of rock-n-roll. I brought her in for a fitting and we had her in the dress we thought we would shoot but while we were talking with the seamstress and making a game plan, we had Emily try on a second design just for kicks and giggles. She walked out and everyone stopped breathing, she was absolutely stunning. Like the dress was made for her! I was inspired, she was confident, and we instantly decided to use the alternative dress.
True Gentleman sent me some narrow height requirements for the custom suit they wanted to showcase which lead me to Eric. Eric was the right height and build and he had a great “rock-n-roll” vibe to his personal styling. True Gentleman provided a salmon suit with green threading and pops of patterns to make it a stand-out addition.
The bouquet was actually the first thing commissioned for this shoot. As soon as Cristina had said urban and edgy, my mind went to rock-n-roll and I knew I needed to include a unique piece of art with sheet music. I sat down with my insanely talented sister, Daysha Barlow, and asked her about the possibility of oragami flowers made from sheet music to create a bridal bouquet. The next day, she sent me a photo of one beautiful oragami flower. I was blown away!! For several weeks she completed about two flowers a day to create a show-stopping masterpiece. She included metal vine work and a convenient handle to the back. To add variety and contrast, she painted some flowers a black ombre and drew gold lining on the flower tips. The finished product is surprisingly light weight and absolutely unbelievable!!
Jewelry and accessories were provided by Morgan Jewelers and added just the right “pop” to pull the outfits and the theme together.
Chantel Peterson, my make up artist, and Lauren Lavigne of Lunatic Fringe Salon in St. George, my hair stylist, really pulled out all their mad skills to give me pure editorial-worthy, rock-n-roll beauty!! The whole look came together even better than I had envisioned and I have a great team to thank for that!
Photography: db Photography
Makeup: Chantel Peterson Makeup
Personal Stylist: Details by Daysha
Models: Emily Spencer & Eric Jordan
Hair Stylist: Lauren Lavigne at Lunatic Fringe Salon
Jewelry: Morgan Jewelers
Dress Designer: Sassy Chic Bridal and Formal Rentals
Tuxedo: True Gentleman Supply Company
Submitted via Two Bright Lights