If you are looking for a gown that is a combination of unique, elegant, edgy, and everything in between, and unsure about where to start, this gown is for you. The Nala gown by One Day Bridal is made of intricate beading. This high quality fabric dress features a low open back. It’s classy and compliments the body perfectly! This dress was made by expert stylists. The gown below is in a editorial style manner, but there are many different ways to wear the Nala with a more covered look.

Elliot and I have had our eyes on this gown for a few years now, waiting for the right time and place to photograph it. The story of this photo shoot is actually quite humorous and not at all what we originally had envisioned. We are so glad that our last minute change of plans worked out even better than our original vision!

It’s unusually cold the past few weeks out in Southern California. We are looking to photograph this dress in Joshua Tree, but flooding, high winds and snow are in the forecast. This is such a typical thing to happen to Elliot and I. With many back to back couples sessions set up, last minute before we got on the plane over to LAX, we set the date to photograph the dress. Quickly, we set it for sunrise the day after we arrive.

The Shoot

With no model anymore, and a 6:30 am start time, Elliot is suggesting that I be the one to slide into the gown. We drive out to this location early in the morning in the complete dark. We have never photographed here before and did not know which way to go. Not to mention, it was 29 degrees at this location on this fine morning. Due to the cold weather and a fast rising sun, we had a rough 45 minutes or less of good lighting.

This photo shoot turned out so magical in the end. It was everything we hoped to get through the lens and more, and completely worth braving that freezing cold weather! We want to give a special thanks to Chose by One Day Bridal and En Blanc for believing in us and our vision on this project. We are so excited to share this amazing gown with you all. We hope this photo shoot helps speak to you when finding your dream wedding dress. Also, as a friendly reminder, lock down that dress once you’ve booked a venue!

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