Ina

Venue: “Borisova garden” park, Sofia

Lens: Nikkor 50 mm f/1.4

Music: Nadia Ali – Rapture (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5dqtRULD6w) – one of her favorite songs

The perfect spring weather in Sofia persisted in the coming weeks, so it was natural to continue with the spring photos with flowers and blossoming trees. My model for the day was Ina, who was very responsive and organized and easy to work with. She came to study here in Sofia and is now working in marketing and in the same time doing her PhD on media and mass communications. Most importantly – Ina is already married, sorry guys!

Even though it was warm outside, the day turned out to be cloudy and rainy so not too many people showed up in the park. This was perfect for our plans to walk around and make photos in several different dresses that Ina had brought for the occasion.

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The Bulgarian tradition of leaving “martenitsi” (red and white strings or small figures) on the blossoming trees in the first days of spring

We started with her white blouse that made her look like a bride on the photos and then moved on to her more more formal dresses, which we had decided would look nicely in the park. She had to change clothes in the restrooms of the alternative concert club “The monkey house” (“Маймунярника”) in the middle of the park. So we inadvertently got some strange looks from the usual punk crowd that hangs out there, but this never stopped us.

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At a gazebo in the park

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After the red dress followed a black evening dress, which turned out to be the last as it also started getting dark and rainy. For the last set of photos we chose the most popular place at the park – the lake of the lilies, and in particular the ledge on the side of the lake.

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A b&w portrait version

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