'Coming from Toronto, Canada I was always fascinated by the Scottish nature and culture. The inspiration came from the movie drama, Valhalla Rising (www.imdb.com/title/tt0862467/), which was filmed in Scotland. I really wanted to have that moody atmosphere and grit in my pictures. On the other hand this was a wedding photo shoot and I wanted to have a very feminine and angelic look for the bride. I wanted to capture the epic scenery of the rough and dangerous environment around a beautiful and innocent bride. To compliment this I wanted to have a real Scottish man beside her to protect her and be strong. Aside from the fact that we had less than an hour to shoot due to the storm, at the end I think we pulled off, if not a full story than at least somewhat an inspiration.'
Written by Artur Zaitsev
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With special thanks to:
Photography: Artur Zaitsev Photography and Films
Models: Chelsie Allisonn and Tristan Cameron Harper from Model Team
Make Up: Julie Diplacito MakeUp
Hair: Anne Marie McElroy
Dress: Iman by Divine Atelier available at Unbridaled
Kilt: Siobhan Mackenzie Kilts
Jewellery: Susan Dick Jewellery
Flowers: Floral Menagerie