In order to wrap my brain around a styled shoot and stay inspired, I usually create a little story in my head so that I can stay toe to toe with my original vision. Often the story stays right there, in my head. However this time, I actually wrote it down. I imagined a bride wandering out to the woods, eager to have some time to herself before her wedding day progressed. We shot these serene bridal portraits with that story in mind... in the dead of winter...among stately poplar trees at sunset.