It’s been a while since we’ve gotten to use the bald bride tag! We’re so excited to bring you this amazing shoot from photographer Sandrachile featuring the luminous Megan. Let’s hear from Sandra about the shoot…
In a society lead by fitness maniacs, diet pills and shakes, and extensive emphasis on corrective makeup (hello contouring), we have been told that the value of each individual relies on the looks, with absurd standards imposed by an unrealistic media.
As a photographer, I am always faced with the pressure to digitally “perfect” the human body — a body that is already perfect in its nature. I am one of the few photographers who believes that what makes people beautiful is who they are, and how they embrace candid life, with emotions and funny faces (and not how smooth their skin is, how white their teeth can be, nor how many stretch marks they “don’t” have).
Since she was eight years old, Megan has had Alopecia Areata, a condition that affects 6.6 million Americans, and 8 million people in the UK, and makes them hairless. When I discovered this, rather than covering her head with a wig or a veil for the shoot, I decided to embrace the baldness, as a statement of her inherent beauty.
The beautiful dresses and accessories of Kata Banko Couture, the lovely flowers of Sapphire & Lace, and the support and talent of Mashaida Tran from Anywhere and Somewhere Photography came along to enhance this styled photo shoot.
Together we want to go against the emphasis the wedding industry puts on hair by making a statement of beauty without boundaries.
Photography: Sandrachile • Gown, belt, and gold headpiece: Kata Banko Couture • Silver headpiece: Mashaida Train from Anywhere and Somewhere Photography • Fresh flower bouquet and flower crown: Sapphire & Lace