We’ve been planning this minimalist inspired shoot at The Great Hall for a long time and I’m so excited to share it with you.
My work is constantly inspired by my real couples and their stories, I never get tired of photographing these beautiful weddings. At times it’s refreshing to take a step back and get my hands on a creative project. Mango Studios is known for its tireless pursuit of mastering the craft of wedding photography. I have found that these small styled shoots truly help us to get out there and push our boundaries to expand the artistic horizons as wedding photographers.
When it came to The Great Hall styled shoot, I knew I wanted to challenge myself and create that magical morning atmosphere with minimal decor and props. I wanted to keep this wedding inspired shoot clean, minimal and organic. I didn’t want it to feel extravagant so I took the “less is more” approach. Something that conveyed elegance, yet still felt slightly “undone”.
I worked with some great wedding industry vendors on this shoot and I’m so grateful for the hard work they poured into the set. It’s so fulfilling to work with vendors that share our vision and aesthetic. The talented team at Minim Designs personally sourced all the spring branches and wildflowers from the valleys around Toronto. The floral arrangements were exactly what I had in mind – architectural, dynamic and light. They created layers which allowed me to position the models in between them to create visual interest and depth. Paired with the modern stationery design by Paper Doll Studio, they completed the shoot’s modern look.
The amazing stylist Ashley Galang, (who is a past Mango bride, by the way!) styled the models and brought her unique twist on bridal fashion to the shoot. I love the dresses that she pulled: they are so classic and timeless, yet modern and minimalist. Some of the gowns had lots of draping which is always fun to photograph. I had the models twirl in their gown as I dragged the camera shutter to create dynamic images with movement.
Shooting at the Great Hall was a dream. The moment I stepped into the venue I instantly fell in love with its regal decor and the elegant, old-world charm. The ample windows and white interior made for plenty of natural light that kept the photos bright and airy. I especially loved all of the antique elements in the interior and I incorporated them into my frames.
Photography and concept: Mango Studios
Florals: Minim Designs
Wardrobe stylist: Ashley Galang
Venue: The Great Hall
Make-up: Lavish Flair
Hair: Hair by Saira
Stationary: Paper Doll Studio
Model (1): Tara Salloum
Model (2): Margaux Zanetti
Dress: Ferre Sposa (Worn on Tara)
Dress: Catherine Langlois (Worn on Margaux)