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pink peony and tulip fine art wedding bouquet shot by www.juliemichaelsen.com floral design by Bluesky flowers.

Good morning! I know what you are thinking, we have skipped a season and are now in the depths of Spring. When Julie submitted it I knew I couldn’t want until the new year to share it so here we are. We get to enjoy a pretty bridal portrait today, which personally I think is a great way to start the week. I adore Julie’s style of film photography and it is always a pleasure to feature her work, she always manages to make her clients look relaxed and happy and this beautiful bride is no different. Have a lovely Monday!

words & photography | Julie Michaelson

A spring fine art bride in Kensington Gardens wearing asos dress Beautiful natural fine art bridal inspiration with soft curls and natural make up by Sakura Make Up. Photography by www.juliemichaelsen.com Ethereal fine art wedding photography by Julie Michaelsen Photography

This bridal portrait session took place in the heart of London’s Kensington Gardens. It is a celebration of femininity and simplicity, modern romance and the beauty found in nature. The idea behind the shoot was inspired by my love of shooting bridal portraits on a wedding day. I love a romantic and luxurious bride but equally I adore a young, modern and sassy bride on her civil ceremony wedding day, so many brides these days choose to have destination weddings but they still wish to look and feel beautiful on the day of the legal proceedings usually help in their home towns. We imagine her taking a black cab or the tube to her civil ceremony, looking effortlessly cool with her sunglasses and tan leather jacket.

Simple yet ethereal bridal portrait by fine art wedding photographer www.juliemichaelsen.com. Bride wears asos dress, hair and make up by Sakura Make up. Simple yet ethereal bridal portrait by fine art wedding photographer www.juliemichaelsen.com. Bride wears asos dress, hair and make up by Sakura Make up. Beautiful redhead fine art bride with pink peony bouquet by Blue Sky Flowers, fine art wedding photography by www.juliemichaelsen.com

To celebrate the arrival of spring we incorporated blossom and grassy texture into the heart of the session. I wanted to remind London brides (and myself) that reality is what we make of it! We may not have the dreamy light or desert like beach dunes of California but within central urban life of London, it is still possible to find secret wild meadows, to lose yourself to the sounds of birdsong and be enchanted by nature.

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We stripped away any distractions from our bride’s luminous beauty, no frills, no details, just a beautiful girl on her (legal) wedding day. We wanted to ensure that all brides could see a part of themselves in our bride, she is romantic, but doesn’t take herself to seriously, she wears a veil because when else can you but your wedding day! She found her civil ceremony dress from an online low cost retailer and looks completely fabulous in it!

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To retain freshness and modernity we kept the colour scheme to green and white, with pops of colour coming from our bride’s strawberry blonde locks, her piercing blue eyes and her pink peony and tulip bouquet. We wanted the bouquet to be prominent, colourful, round and classic in shape but wild and romantic, just like our bride.

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This session was shot on contax 645 using fuji 400 film.

Photography: www.juliemichaelsen.com

Hair and make up: www.sakuramakeup.com

Floral Design: www.blueskyflowers.co.uk

Wedding Dress: www.asos.com

Ribbons: Pompomblossom http://www.pompomblossom.com

Cool modern london bride wearing short wedding dress from asos and tan leather jacket, bouquet by Blue Sky Flowers, shot by www.juliemichaelsen.com