From FRESH: The Oddly Beautiful Taxidermy-inspired Bridals were a creative, collaborative effort of local artists. FRESH brain-childs two such styled bridal sessions a year, partnering with trusted professionals to showcase, share and live our passion. We're mostly creatives from a small mountain town, fighting boredom in the off-season. The Bridals were originally inspired by the mixed-media sculpture of Joey Conundrum and found vintage dresses and conceptualized by FRESH. It's a personal goal to challenge myself creatively, technically and professionally on a regular basis. Stepping out of my comfort into an explosion of autumn color and shadow has, I think, pushed all of us artists in a positive direction. For it is usually when we step out - in faith, out of the box, off the cliff - that one's potential is reached.
The Story: Our 3 wishful brides - with divergent lives and paths, reflected by their blonde, brunette and auburn hair - have met circumstantially at an abandoned home. Their hearts, in a similar state - neglected but not yet abandoned - are bound by common hope and longing to meet their beloved, their Sparrow. The word "sparrow" being a Native American symbol of desire and fertility. (see Brother Sparrow - Agnes Obel). Not hearing word nor receiving sign, the trio is discontent to sit and wait. They set out on a pilgrimage, climbing mountainous terrain to increase their view over the river valley. And that is where they leave us, having scaled great heights, taking permanent watch over the area, waiting for sight of their beloved.
Concept, Styling - FRESH Photography
Cinematography - Ben Olsen
Cakery - Sweet Dreams Cakery
Hair Stylist - Stephanie of Shine Salon
Makeup Artist - Makeup by Emily Kjelshus
Mixed Media Artist, Assistant - Joey Conundrum
Models - Lisa Frisk, Sam Zielsdorf, Tamer Vockeroth
Furniture - Trail's Treasure Chest