Sunday, August 23, 2009

"Trash the Dress" Photography

Trash the Dress sessions take wedding photography to a whole new level. Brides-to-be spend extensive time and money in search of that perfect wedding dress for one of the most important days of their lives.

What happens to the wedding gown after the wedding? Usually, it's sealed into a big, plastic bag, where it is kept forever and ever. It's moved from house to house, takes up plenty of closet space and never sees the light of day.

Some brides hope their daughters will one day wear the dress. But it rarely happens. Styles change. People have different tastes. Did you wear your mum's dress? Would you have even wanted to?

So instead of just sealing the dress away, brides and grooms are taking the option of doing a portrait session that is, a bit brutally, called "Trash the Dress." (The groom doesn't have to trash the rental tux, he can just wear black pants and a white button shirt).

It doesn't have to be exclusively wedding attire either. You can wear any style of formal wear.

Trash the Dress photography uses the elegance and beauty of a bride and her gown against a harsh environment or an artistic background where the subject is strikingly out of place. “It’s that contrast between new and clean, and old and dirty. Images are sometimes playful, dark or haunting, and many involve damage and in some extreme cases, destruction of the wedding dress. Settings can include sandy beaches or forests, brides submerged in mud or water, in a lake, or in an abandonded house or dirty alley and some extremes can include dresses covered in algae or paint. You can trash a dress just about anywhere — you really don’t trash it, you mostly just get it dirty.” The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. And what do you get? Instead of just having conventional wedding portraits, you can get creative portraits in a dramatic or spectacular setting, artistic photographs that you will love for the rest of your life. Many brides think it's better than a bagged dress any day.

Think you might want to "Trash your Gown" after its walked down the aisle? Even if your wedding was years ago, it would be a fun, exciting thing to do for your wedding anniversary.

Call to book your “Trash the Dress” shoot today.

All bookings from now until the 30th September receive a free 10x15 inch enlargement.

Before you “Get Trashed” please take the time to consider the following.

1. How much do you want to "trash" your dress? A bit of dirt, sand, water, mud, rust or fully destroy your dress.

2. What sort of photos do you want? The theme of your shoot is an important factor when selecting location.

The following pictures are examples of how a "Trash the Dress" shoot can turn out like.

These photographs are not my work but that of other talented photographers. If you have an idea of how you would like your shoot to look, then I can help you capture that in memorable images for you to keep. I can't wait to work with you in creating an artistic shoot for you.

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