Coping With Grief: One Bride’s Inspiring Photo Shoot

September 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Wedding Planning Tips

Two months before her wedding day, Janine experienced a nightmare worse than she ever could've imagined — her fiancé, Johnny, passed away unexpectedly, turning her life upside down.  

Through her healing process, she came up with the idea of doing an underwater photo shoot in her custom-made wedding gown that she never had the opportunity to wear. She's always been a believer in the healing powers of water and thought the photo shoot would help her find closure. While searching for underwater bride photos, she came across Del Sol Photographers and decided to reach out.

"After I heard Janine’s story, I really wanted to do what I could to create a magical adventure for her," photographer Matt Adcock wrote on his website. "I knew that the natural aquatic wonders of the Riviera Maya would offer great comfort and would be the perfect vehicle for her healing process."

Janine and her photographer developed the shoot at Dreams Tulum to contain several liberations from grief, including a balloon release and falling into a natural pit to represent "letting go of the past and opening herself to the future."

"I really felt that Johnny was smiling down at me and finally giving me closure that I can live my life in a positive way, but never forgetting why I was here," Janine told her photographer. "I actually had fun for the first time in three month since Johnny passed away."

Check out the inspiring photos:

read more

Leave Comments

Tell us what you're thinking...
Get a gravatar!