Trash the dress

Trash the dress.
Earlier in the year, I was chatting with an ex-bride. She told me she would be interested in a ‘trash the dress’ session. About a week before I had been looking at Lyndsay Adler’s blog and a piece she had done with a bride at paintball range. So I instantly the idea for the shoot was there (thank you Lindsay x).

I contacted a local company and they were very up for the shoot so I made the arrangements. We kitted Sharon up with protective gear and a paintball gun. We set up lights and took along a student to assist and we were off.
I had checked the venue out before and had some ideas and places. I wanted to shoot the bride (quite literally! Sorry Sharon x)
The session was huge fun and I was delighted with the images we produced. Sharon was delighted with her pictures.
When I get some spare time this year I will arrange some more of these, maybe not as brutal but definitely as much fun.

Trash The Dress Pictures.


Trash The Dress Photographer.

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Trash The Dress Photography – A fun variation on a Cherish the Dress photoshoot.
93 B3124, Portishead, North Somerset BS20 6, UK

One Reply to “Trash the dress”

  1. “Trash the dress”, also known as “fearless bridal” or “rock the frock”, is a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place. It is generally shot in the style of fashion or glamour photography. Such photography often takes place on a beach, but other locations include city streets, rooftops, garbage dumps, fields, and abandoned buildings. The woman often wears a ball gown, prom dress or wedding dress, and may effectively ruin the dress in the process by getting it wet, dirty, or, in extreme circumstances, tearing or destroying the garment.

    Some sources claim that the trend was originally started in 2001 by Las Vegas wedding photographer John Michael Cooper,[1] however, the idea of destroying a wedding dress has been used in Hollywood symbolically since at least October 1998 when Meg Cummings of the show Sunset Beach ran into the ocean in her wedding dress after her wedding was interrupted.

    On 26 August 2012, during a photo shoot at the Ouareau River in Rawdon, Quebec, Canada, Maria Pantazopoulos, a 30-year-old Montreal bride drowned[2] when the dress she was wearing dragged her downstream. The photographer, as well as others, tried to help but were unable to rescue her. Her body was later recovered by a scuba diver

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