The tradition of bridal portraits is a wonderful one, but if you’re not a traditional kind of girl, why not modernize it? Suit your portraits to your style and your tastes, like this modern, tropical bridal session. How perfect would this be for a destination bride?

More from the event designer, Once Wed vendor A + B Creative:
“Whatever you do for your wedding, it should be about you. Trying to make yourself a neutral lover if you dream in technicolor will leave you with images that you don’t feel look or feel like you. If your favorite color is all of them, why not highlight those in your boudoir session or pre-wedding photos? Whether your wedding is going to be in the tropics, or it’s going to be in a snowy local and you want these portraits to be the furthest from what your wedding portraits with your fiance will look like, they’re the perfect backdrop to a colorful play with shapes and colors. With both vintage and new pieces we created inspiration for the bride that lives colorfully. I was inspired by images from the 60s and 70s that were steeped in color and had a playful usage of fun tropical pieces. I love that these portraits have so many things going on in terms of the various colors, but all take place mostly in just one location. Looking at these images, I want to go hang out with this bride, she seems like she would be a blast!”

Creative Direction + Design + Styling:  A and B Creative  | Photography: Wendy Laurel | White Swimsuits:  Salt on the Rocks | Rainbow bikini bottoms: Wild Fox Couture | Yellow one piece/Sunglasses:  Hideaway Swim | High waist rainbow bikini: Beach Riot | Red Negligee:  Salt on the Rocks (vintage) | Model:  Salt on the Rocks (Brooke Larson) | Film Lab: Goodman Film


Comments (17)

wendy laurel | Reply

thank you so much for featuring this shoot. its certainly a favorite of mine and working with A and B Creative and Salt on the Rocks was amazing.

Ashley Kelemen | Reply

This is such a unique, gorgeous shoot (from two of my favorite humans, no less)! love it!!

Erin McGinn | Reply

Love seeing Wendy’s stunning, colorful photography in this refreshing take on a bridal shoot! Such fun!

Anna Peters | Reply

No one does it quite like Wendy! Love everything about this!

Jenny McCann | Reply

As always, incredible work from Wendy. Bravo!!

jaine | Reply

incredible!! the colors and compositions make me get ready for summer!! xo

Clary | Reply

WENDY! So dreamy. I love all of these but the best is the image of the palm trees reflecting in the pool, the best!!

Nina | Reply

LOVE this shoot! SO SO SO good!

Kristin | Reply

so in love with these! the colors, the personal perspective, the beauty and just the overall feeling, incredibly beautiful!!

Lisa | Reply

These are to die for! Gorgeous shoot!

Sandra Coan | Reply

These are fantastic Wendy!

Lisa O'Dwyer | Reply

These are insanely gorgeous! Wendy, you have amazing talent and vision for your art! Love!!!

Amelia Johnson | Reply

This is such a beautiful shoot; so relaxed and fun!

Sarisa | Reply

These are so pretty, fun and colorful! Love them!!

Cassidy Carson | Reply

I LOVE all of the color!!

lexia | Reply

Wendy is a freaking genius. i love her and i love literally everything she creates. i am so happy to see it here on once wed!

Lindsay Madden | Reply

Colorful & fun images for the win! I love this.