ceci & Kevin | Seattle, Washington

 

A celebration of spring

 

Back when I was planning this editorial in 2021, it felt like we were finally starting to look ahead to what our new normal would be, post-pandemic. I was aching to create something that provided a foretaste of all the good things to come, and this story is what came out of that. The season of spring always brings with it a sense of renewal and hope as buds emerge from the ground and colors return to the trees; flowers sing victory over the death of winter and life begins afresh. In many ways, this editorial was the perfect way to mark what felt like the end of a season of hopelessness, and the beginning of something new & better. 


Being outside under the glow of the sun and among nature has always been a big source of inspiration in my work, as has the feeling of joy itself. Highlighting Asian joy in particular was important to me as a Taiwanese & Chinese American image maker in light of the pains our community felt so heavily during this time. Our radiant couple embodied the warmth & energy that I was hoping to encapsulate, and the strong connection between the two of them was really what brought this editorial to life.


As seen on Over The Moon & The Anti-Bride.

Seattle spring wedding fashion editorial photography film
Seattle spring wedding fashion editorial photography film
Seattle spring wedding fashion editorial photography film
Seattle spring wedding fashion editorial photography film
Seattle spring wedding fashion editorial photography film
Seattle spring wedding fashion editorial photography film
Seattle spring wedding fashion editorial photography film
Seattle spring wedding fashion editorial photography film
Seattle spring wedding fashion editorial photography film
Seattle spring wedding fashion editorial photography film
Seattle spring wedding fashion editorial photography film
Seattle spring wedding fashion editorial photography film
Seattle spring wedding fashion editorial photography film
Seattle spring wedding fashion editorial photography film
CREATIVE Direction — NATALIE FONG MALIS

Florals — BOTANIQUE FLOWERS

Venue — Washington Park Arboretum

Couple — Cecilia Wu (Women) + Kevin Zhang

Hair & MAKEUP — LISUN GOH Beauty

Bridal Boutique — The Dress Theory