Vibrant Sophistication in the Land Beyond the Forest

The Story:  The Bella Workshop series was created as inspiration for photographers looking to improve their skill and eager to find new ways to express the art of photography. The team behind this photographic workshop wanted to create a whimsical, romantic, sexy, and playful look. The key elements were the couture dresses and shoes, stunning floral installation and a vibrant location.

The Location: Transylvania is a historic region in the south of Romania. Often associated with vampire folklore, Transylvania is Latin for “land beyond the forest” and is a region rich with mountains and undisturbed forests and medieval villages. This shoot took place in Cluj-Napoca, the former capital of Transylvania.

The Vibe: Vibrant for sophisticated and modern couples combining the history of the venue with a bright and bold look. This shoot combines the classic and the contemporary with a nod to the colourful flower crowns on Frida Kahlo

The Details: The colour palette was based around golds and browns with bursts of bright colours like powerful pinks, rusty oranges and energetic yellows. These colours were inspired by the interiors of the shoot’s venue. The beautiful floral design was created by Las Floristas featuring pops of colours that matched the eye-catching cake. Bead and feather adorned gowns and accessories were used to add some glamour.


  • Create a mood board before your shoot so that your creative team members understand your vision and the vibe you are hoping to create.
  • Select your vendors carefully and make sure they are all on the same page when it comes to the look you want to achieve.
  • Remember to take a step back during your shoot to make sure all the elements are coming together. A few minutes of pause and reflection can make all the difference.



Photography: Ioana Porav  // Videography: Vasile Porav // Floral Designer: Las Floristas // Wedding Planner: Diana Cîmpean // Jewellery Box: Voeu du Coeur // Rentals: Satori Art and Event Design // Bridal Gown: LouLou the Brand // Groom Suits: Gorunn // Cake: Smafinăria // Models: Life of a Chocolate Girl, Anamaria Geană & Cristian Borcescu // Stationery & Calligraphy: The Paper Log // Textiles & Embroidery: The Embroidered Napkin Company // HMUA: Andrea Palko // Furniture Rental: Joben Mobilier Stil // Candles: Merkaba Candles