Ok, I’m getting this question a lot.
Over the last few years ‘Trash The Dress’, otherwise known as ‘Cherish or Rock the Dress’ has become an important part of our wedding business.
Because when our clients spend a small fortune on the most important dress of their lives, they want to show it off in a spectacular fashion. Time constraints on the wedding day often mean that getting that spectacular shot is impractical when so much else is going on.
On the wedding day itself, I’ll use every bit of technique and technology at my disposal and capture the very best pictures I can. These will always be magical… and yet, if only we had a little more time. A little more time to get the lighting exactly right, to refine the pose, to set-up the perfect shot. With a little more time we can achieve an image that you’ll want framed and on the wall like a work of Art.
Many of our clients want something extra and this is why a post wedding fashion shoot is proving so popular. It also gives my clients an excuse to wear the most wonderful dress of their lives, one more time. (After all, who doesn’t love an excuse to dress up?)
We do so many of these stylised shoots each year that we now also take commissions from brides who marry abroad or for whatever reason have used another company for their wedding day photography.
Essentially, the term, ‘Trash The Dress’ was originated by a journalist who commented on an image by Las Vegas Wedding Photographer, John Michael Cooper. The image was of a bride running with 20 feet of flames shooting out of the back of her dress.
If you’d like to see the original image then click HERE
Pretty impressive huh?
Now, I’ve been shooting ‘Trash The Dress’ sessions for years and it’s important to remember that you absolutely don’t have to set your dress on fire to experience pictures like this. In fact, rarely do dresses actually get harmed during the making of these pictures. (The flame shot was actually done in Photoshop for example)
Actually, the concept is more like a fashion shoot with your wedding dress and this is perhaps why the term has been softened by others to ‘Cherish or Rock the dress’
Perhaps this time could be after the honeymoon when you’re tanned and relaxed and ready to wear your special dress once more in order to create your work of Art.
We could also conceive a theme based around your personality which will resonate with you forever. . .
How about a wearing your wedding dress on horseback? In a swimming pool? On a haystack? In a fountain? Around the streets where you grew up? At the beach?
Not only do these after wedding shoot experiences produce images which you’ll want to treasure for the rest of your life, they’re also amazing fun.
Below are a series of shots which may help to fire your imagination.
Prices for stylised post wedding day shoots start from £250