If I hadn't read some of the other comments or looked at the groups this photo is submitted to, I wouldn't have known at all to associate it with anything having to do with vampires; all I see is a beautiful, young woman, who looks pensive, unsure, or perhaps conflicted about the choice she had made to (presumably) marry. I don't understand the significance of blue roses; if its a vampire thing you'll have to fill me in on that. Nice photo. Simple, but speaks volumes.
I like your interpretation - maybe she's conflicted by tales she's heard concerning her future husband. I'll be playing up the vampire element more in the other photos from this shoot - I had originally thought about editing this one to look a bit more ghostly and nocturnal, but in the end couldn't bring myself to change it because I love the autumnal colours so much. As for the significance of blue roses, they don't exist in nature so they are often seen to represent a mysterious or impossible love. They have also been associated with persons of royal blood, so I think in both respects they're quite befitting of a Bride of Dracula. More importantly, they look nice against all that orange
Its nice to see how thoroughly you thought out all the symbolism used; some people may just take a photo and hope for the best, or hope the viewer's comments will exaggerate their effort; photos like this take a great deal more into consideration, and it must be personally rewarding for you when people pick up on what you intended, in the minute or subtle things; I know that for my artwork, it makes me feel good when at least one person either says something I was thinking when drawing it, or understands exactly what I was trying for.
I'm loving the matching color of her hair and the leaves on the ground. really guides the eyes around the photo.
this is so beautiful!
Lovely, just lovely.
Beautiful photo, and equally so model. Well done this is really great
wow beautiful dress, i love where you took this photo too!
Thanks, the incredible dress was kindly donated by Johanna Hehir, London's top bridal designer and one of the nicest people you could hope to meet.
very vampire like I LOVE IT