Minimalist Bridal Editorial Shoot at The 101 | Seattle, WA

Bride wearing sheer and lace wedding gown, black hat, and black clogs with brick wall backdrop by wedding photographer Kim Branagan

I was so excited to do this minimalist bridal editorial shoot in Seattle, Washington. Our vision was to eliminate greenery and instead, showcase a fall palette against our main color, a clean white, and The 101 (which is a fun and very popular wedding venue in Seattle) was the perfect place to do this!

Hard Meets Soft — Contrasts in Minimalist Style

Minimalist photography is, by far, my favorite photography style. For this particular shoot, we wanted to create a hard-meets-soft boho vibe by contrasting the beautiful lace of the bride’s dress with the crisp, clean lines of a fedora hat and black clogs, as well as with the industrial feel of the venue space. You’ll notice some photos feature the softness of the bridal gown against the stronger backdrop of weathered brick. The idea was to inspire unconventional brides who love to mix boho and industrial effects in their wedding theme.

Clean and Simple — The Authentic Artistry of Minimalist Bridal Photography

We wanted to keep the focus on the bride while maintaining a clean and simple feel for this editorial shoot. To accomplish this, we kept the photography props to a bare minimum and focused on white as the main color. The bridal gowns, all from Rue de Seine, were stunning in and of themselves. Needless to say, there wasn’t much else needed to create the statement we were looking for! Here and there, an arrangement of long-stemmed gold and rust-colored flowers created just the right amount of rustic color for the occasion. And a simple chair sitting on a fur rug was perfect for showcasing the gorgeous details of the bridal gown. We also did a few simple outdoor shots on a tree-lined brick promenade, which I don’t think could have turned out better!

Minimalist Style — A Beautiful Way to Showcase the Bride

I loved the creative experience of putting together contrasting elements while still maintaining a clean, simple effect. We didn’t need a lot of props for this shoot and those that were used had no problem accenting our main focus, the bride. One thing I love about the minimalist style is that it does such a beautiful job keeping the bride as the centerpiece.

I really enjoyed working on this minimalist bridal editorial shoot and after wrapping it up, I’m already dreaming about the next one!

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The Wonderful Vendors Featured in This Shoot

Photography: Kim Branagan Photography
Design & Flowers: Gather Design Company
Venue: The 101
Dress Designer: Rue de Seine Bridal
Dress Salon: The Dress Theory
Hat and Shoes: Free People
Tablecloth: Anthropologie
Specialty Rentals: Yay! Parties
Tabletop: West Elm
Model: Ingalisa Wickstrom with Seattle Models Guild

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