Monday, January 5, 2009

忘憂拍婚紗;Shooting wedding-dress photograph at "leave sad behind forest"

Michico 小芥
一月2號 ~3號,我們計畫已久要拍婚紗的行程終於實現,原本要上雪山,但是在18~19號的時候森林大火,到最後多種原因無法敲定,不能成行。於是又挑了很多地點,最後決定在杉林溪旁邊的忘憂森林拍攝,希望可以一解憂愁。我們五點半從捷運圓山站出發開向杉林溪。進入忘憂之前,會經過一大片茶園。
January 2nd~3rd, I planned to shoot the wedding-dress photograph finally came true. In Taiwan, shooting wedding-dress photos usually before the wedding day. Because we like to share the wedding dress photos at wedding date to the guests. I plan to shoot many different location photos, and this is our first location, it has a very special name, but I don't know how to translate it, so I say it is "Leave sad behind forest", the meaning is just like that. We started going at Jan 2nd 5:30am to the country. Before we went to that forest, we met a very big a tea plantation.
非常漂亮,而且山嵐不時的起起伏伏。
It's very beautiful, and the mists come and go time to time.
到了忘憂森林的入口,我們開始徒步上山,我的背包裡面背了三件禮服。
To the entrance, we started to climb, my bagback has 3 wedding-dresses.
忘憂森林的海拔約兩千公尺,我們爬著很陡的坡,一路陡上。大仔也很辛苦的扛著道具上去。
The elevation of "Leave sad behind forest" is about 2000M, we were climbing steep hill to the top, Arion also carried very big tools to the top.
很快的腳程,我們進入了忘憂森林,結果竟然遇見的枯水期,忘憂森林沒有水!! 請點閱這個連結看有水的風景照。整個忘憂森林曾經被水浸泡過的地方變成一片白,好像雪。
Climbing very fast into the forest, and we find out now is the dry season, the forest doesn't have any water, please click here to understand the forest with water, it should be a big forest marsh. Right now the water part is gone, left the tree become the white color, just like snow.
但是還是很迷人的一種視覺效果,我們沒有延宕任何時間,我就躲進了更衣帳開始換禮服。
But the view still very good, we didn't delay any minutes, I quickly jump into the tent and change the wedding dress.
冬天的忘憂森林非常的蕭瑟,這是我國中的時候很喜歡寫的故事的場景內容,通常男女主角都會出現在這邊。我很努力忍受著寒冷,穿好衣服,小乖一起幫忙,七手八腳的化妝、綁頭髮,結果竟然快速到半小時之內化妝就搞定。
The forest in winter looks bleak, I love the atmosphere very much, I used to wrote the stories several years ago, and the background just like this, I love it. I tolerate the cold air dress (about 44°F) , with Karen's big help, doing makeup and hair, and we are ready to shoot.
小乖真是很有天份弄頭髮還有貼假睫毛。她說她的第一次全部給我了~~
Karen also doing her very first time to help other people doing makeup, she got great talent.
大仔帶著西裝也上來忘憂森林,他也換好衣服了。於是,大家趕著夕陽,就開始拍照。
Arion brought his suit as well to the forest, he is also ready to shoot. We are chasing the sunset's light.
整個過程非常得寒冷,還好陽光露臉,天空沒有雲朵,我們追逐著還沒有被樹枝遮住的夕陽趕緊拍照。
Very Very cold, luckly we have sun, and the sky is very blue, the sun leaves very very fast, so we are shooting very very quickly.
這個聖誕老公公襪子是美國的貓友送我的,讓我的腳非常保暖。
This stocking was giving by EG, Titus 's mommy last year, I love it so so much, and I wear it to keep my feet warm. Thank you, EG's mommy!!
打光的大工程是大仔的大學同學,他一直努力配合幫我們打出最漂亮的光線。真的很感激。我們拍攝完一套禮服,陽光就默入林蔭中,就收工回頭,明天再一大早繼續。
This man is Arion's classmate at college, he is cooperating very well, help us having the best light, I am also very thankful. We are only shooing 1 dress, and the sun is gone, we quickly packing and back to the place staying until next dawn.
回程的竹林非常美麗。
The bamboo is very beautiful.
山嵐又飄向茶園,好美好美。
And the mists fly to the tea garden again, so so beautiful.
我們主要的攝影師阿弼,非常辛苦。扛一個世界無敵重的相機包+扛很重的登山背包,而且又扛一個更衣帳。他簡直是阿弼超人。
And this is our main photographer, he is really a superman, carry the most heavy camera and tools to make the shooting quality to the perfect!!
美麗的雲海,讓人好像走在上面。那晚,我們在一片歡笑中結束,很早睡覺,隔天再戰忘憂。
Cloud sea. We are so tired and happy at dinner, sleep very early and prepare for the next day shooting.
隔天早晨,我們凌晨三點四十分起床,開始盥洗,準備又上忘憂森林。
Next dawn Jan 3rd, we woke up at 03:40am, after eating breakfast, we back to the "leave sad behind forest" again.
爬上山後發現,路邊的草草葉葉,全部結霜,完全沒有溶化的跡象,可見現在的溫度就像冰箱的冷凍庫一樣。
And we find out all the grass and tea leaves are all frosting, you can see right now the air is just under 32°F.
葉脈上都是霜。
frosting, frosting, frosting...
很冷很冷。於是我們又進入了忘憂森林,又開始換衣服,真的是冷到不行,這次我連雨靴裡面都塞著暖暖包,可是腳底還是很冰很冰很痛。
Very Very Very cold, we are quickly into the forest and changing again, very cold, my feet were so pain.
非常感謝憲坤幫我紀錄所有的側拍,讓我非常感動有這些紀錄。
This time, I am also thankful another friend helped me carry my camera to shoot this these images, or I can't able to show these to you.
今天的天空還是非常艷藍,陽光依舊亮麗,讓我們拍得好開心。
Today the sky is so blue and sunny, makes us so so happy.
白紗很長很長,我的每一步,都是靠著大家的攙扶還有扶禮服才可以成功的。真的很感激大家。
The white wedding dress is too long to walk, every step I depend on friends to help carry the dress. I am so grateful I have such great friends around me~!
這塊我準備坐上去的木頭,上面結霜,等等我的屁屁就要做到上面冰凍了。
This is the wood I will sit on, also frosting, too. You can imagine I will have a very frosting butt.
這裡平常就是沼澤底部,綠色的部分不是草,而是沼澤底部的植物。整個地面非常濕滑泥濘,大家都非常非常辛苦。
Normally, this is the marsh's ground. This green part is not grass, but the plant and moss under the water, very wet, muddy and slippery, everyone is walking very taugh.
拍攝的時候,真希望阿丹和樂高在我旁邊一起拍,挖哈。
At this moment, I really wish Adan and Lego is next to me, hahahaha~~~
這邊是光腳踩在木片上面,小乖在幫我整理衣服角度。
This is I am standing on a piece of wood without any shoes and stocking, Karen is helping me showing the best angle of dress, my lap is shiver from the beginning to the end.
拍攝的時候我的腿會不由自主的發抖,真的很冷,可是要裝做很自然真是不容易。各位攝影師更是辛苦,真的內心還是充滿了感激。
Very Very cold, but also very very beautiful, every photographer is so great, I am so grateful.
這個是要站到離底面超一公尺的木頭上面拍照,大仔和小乖很小心的攙扶我走到中間。
This wood also very high, everyone is helping me standing on it.
看得出來這是大姊做的禮花嘛?有很漂亮的效果吧。我們從清晨拍到中午,終於收工,一路上大家還努力補給吃零食、煮薑茶,照顧得無微不至,真的是讓我感動得點滴在心頭。
Can you see this is the bow Adan wear it before? This is made by Pamilla. We shoot from the dawn to the noon, finally finish the photo, everyone making the hot tea for me, taking me very very well. I am almost crying~!
最後離開前,我也自己有空拿著相機拍著藍色天空的忘憂森林,告訴自己下次有水的時候再來一次。
Before leaving, I finally could shoot by myself to take the blue sky into my camera, I told myself will come again while the marsh has water.
踏上歸途。
Back.
謝謝大家幫我外拍婚紗,真的很感謝。永生難忘!!!!
Thank you for everyone so so so so much to help me shooting the wedding-dress photograph. I will always remember these days in my life.
藍天,青山,深山中有個美麗的回憶。
Blue sky, green mountain, I have a great memory here.
最後,分享給大家我們居住的民宿有黑白貓的水墨畫,一整個讓我思念阿丹到不行呢 :)
謝謝大家參與了我人生中很重要的事情,我內心除了感動感激,還是感動感激。謝謝~!!!!!

This is the painting at the hotel we stay, makes me missing Adan very much.
Thank for my friend attend this big moment in my life, I am so touching.

37 comments:

arion said...

大仔到此一遊!!

玉山 said...

看了真的好感動
小芥真幸福~~^^

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We love those wedding gowns. Now who got up in the high point to shoot down while you were in that dress. How fun and what wonderful photos you will have...we particularly like the one of you looking at Adan and Lego..

Teri said...

What a lovely tradition and how beautiful you looked in the forest. The drawing of the cats at the hotel was very unique and modern looking but it was probably old? Thank you for sharing your photos and life.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance

andophiroxia said...

Wowwwww... I love the name of the forest, and well it is SO appropriate for your wedding!

Forever Foster said...

You look so beautiful! What lovely dresses. It is a fantastic tradition to have the photos taken. You'll be able to treasure them forever:)

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Wow! Michico, you looked so beautiful and lovely in all 3 dresses!

We love learning about the different tradtions! But it was SO cold! And yet your face never gave away your Frosting Butt! hahaha!

小乖 said...

這真的很難忘!!!
感謝小芥給我們這樣的機會~

Millie said...

Wow! What a story! What beautiful photos! What beautiful wedding dresses! What commitment! I salute you Michico, you are one determined lady!

慢慢仙 said...

那兩天超冷的啦
(抖~~~)
好樣的你們

照片一定很漂亮
期待趕快看到成品!!

橘子媽媽 said...

挖~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~好美麗ㄚ!!!!
太驚艷了!!那裡的景色&氣勢真的是太棒了!!!
這一生都值得了辣!!!!XDDDD

那~~~~~哪時候可以看全部阿?!

Ramses said...

Oh wow what a beautiful Bride you will be soon, your dresses are divine! Oh yes even a mancat can appreciate such beauty... :)

T'Abby Normal said...

So beautiful! It sounds very exhilarating. Our mom always misses us when she has to leave us for any time, too.

Purrs,
Abby & Stygia

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Michico!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing the traditions of your culture. What a beautiful idea for the guests to see. Your dresses are lovely and you look stunning in them :)
The location you chose is very nice too. I like woods .
I love the picture at the hotel too!
We hope you are warmed up after your trip :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia,Tillie & Mom Nancy

Laila and Minchie said...

Those were the most beautiful pictures we ever saw and you looked simply gorgeous! What a great tradition!

Two Sisters said...

Michico you are so lovely in the beautiful gowns! The woods are a very nice and natural background for the pictures.

The Furry Kids said...

Michico, you look so beautiful! You didn't even look like you were cold! Mama was so touched that you wore the socks we sent you. :) Thank you for sharing your pictures with us.

Daisy said...

I never knew of that tradition before, it's a great idea! And you will have those beautiful photos to treasure forever. I love the dresses, it looks magical. And I cannot even tell you have a frosting butt!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

What an incredible spot! And tradition!! What an amazing thing to do, it truly will make you remember so much of your wedding so well. What an amazing couple you make!

Chase

小咪馬麻 said...

媽呀
泥棉真是太猛惹....
配胡的五體投地啊!!!

Shadow / Molly said...

Yoo are very beautiful Michico and the forest seems to have come to life when your photos were shot!

Team Tabby said...

Michico, thank you so much for sharing your traditions with us. Your wedding dress photos will be fantastic. The ones we are seeing are gorgeous, we love the three dresses - you are beautiful in them. You especially,and Arion, and your friends have so much stamina to shoot in such an ideal, but cold location. Hope your freezing butt is thawed out now, it was worth it though.

hugs & Purrs,
Mind, Moe, Bono and mom Nina

DEBRA said...

Michico

Thank you for taking us with you on your journey into the forest. I loved it. YOU look so beautiful and the pictures were fantastic. All of the dresses were stunning and what glorious memories you will always have from these moments.

Purrs
Abby

Tyler said...

Michico, I didn't know you were getting married also! I'm so happy for you and Arion. I wish you years and years of happiness. I'm so sorry that you were so cold while having your pictures taken. Your guests will be so pleased to see them at your wedding.

Anonymous said...

阿~~~~!!!
為了拍美美的照片
小芥你們真有毅力衝到那邊~_~
更猛的是這麼冷你還裝一附很快樂的表情
XD!!!
照片處理好後要給朋友們看喔^^
(你到底用掉多少暖暖包阿XD!!!)
(PS不知道我是否有多留言了幾次?)

BY JUSC

Cory said...

Thank you for sharing! Those were amazingly beautiful photographs.

William said...

Beautiful, all of it, and especially Michico! Every time I visit I always wind up with a great big smile!

elf said...

哇~真的一整個漂亮..真的超漂亮
小芥一定會很難忘..︿︿
我想拍出來一定很棒..很棒..
好想看唷!!!!小芥..照片出來我也要看..︿︿

Anonymous said...

好耐寒的新人
恭喜你們
照片效果一定一級棒

mimi said...

太太猛了!
這真是史上超猛的婚紗照,
這些打扮,難不成當初也是要扛上雪山的?

真是佩服到底......

Cat with a garden said...

Your wedding gown photos will be so beautiful! What a great idea to go to the forest with such a beautiful name, too. You will always remeber these days...
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

VampyVictor said...

Michico you look absolutely stunning!
Your dresses are divine! And your makeup and hair adorable!
Arion is certainly a very lucky man, as I am sure he deserves to be.
And what a glorious setting to shoot the pictures and your super super nice friends for helping you.. oh wow
Thank you SO much for sharing these with us :)))

upssmile said...

從憲坤那得知這裏,妳們真的是太酷又有趣了,選擇在這裡拍婚紗,很棒的紀念喔。

萍子祝福您們百年好合。您穿那套藍色禮服,很高貴典雅,很好看呢。

還有您的那兩隻貓貓好可愛。

Eric and Flynn said...

Michico, you look so beautiful and your dresses are gorgeous. The forest setting for the photos is perfect.Thank you so much for sharing this part of your life with us.
Oh, and we hope your frosted butt has thawed out by now:)

Sunny's Mommy said...

Those are all wonderful photos! You are sooo beautiful in your dresses :-D

Deana said...

You looked so incredibly beautiful. So much work but it was so well worth it! Thank goodness you didn't freeze!

Junior said...

You look so gorgeous in those wedding gowns!!!!!

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