Shelly: Trash the Dress

"Trash the wedding dress?" We know, we know... trashing a wedding dress is a little bit crazy, but before you start wondering why a recently married bride would "trash" her expensive wedding dress or why she would even want to, let me explain the idea behind this type of photography session called "Trash the Dress":

The idea behind a "Trash the Dress" session is based on "creation, not destruction"according to the official website www.trashthedress.com . While the wedding day is all about romantic, heart fluttering portraits, "Trash the Dress" sessions are all about edgy, fashion inspired images that take place in unexpected locations. Many brides are choosing to create extraordinary bridal portraits after their wedding day, instead of storing the dress in a closet, never to be worn again. And if the dress has to get muddy or wet in the process, so be it. It's not for everyone, but if you're thinking about trying it, ask us about the 50 ideas we have for amazing "Trash the Dress" sessions. (A bathtub in the forest, a golf course, romantic canoe ride, baking a wedding cake, swimming pool, and the list goes on...)

For Shelly's session it was raining in Seattle and her dress did not get trashed... just a little wet :) We revisited the Seattle Sculpture Park where we created some of Chau and Shelly's engagement photos (click here if you haven't seen them).

Ross James Photography - Trash the Dress session
This look familiar? Your probably remembering this photo we did last year at the Seattle Sculpture park, same people same place :)

Ross James Photography - Trash the Dress session

more at the Seattle sculpture park
Ross James Photography - Trash the Dress session

a nearby parking garage
Ross James Photography - Trash the Dress session
Ross James Photography - Trash the Dress session

Ross James Photography - Trash the Dress sessionRoss James Photography - Trash the Dress session

We made these indoor photos after a very nice dinner at Nijo Sushi bar & grill in Seattle. I had the Franks & Beans sushi and Tempura green tea ice cream. It was amazing :) But anyways, just down the hall were some stairs and some spot lights hitting the wall and we turned it into our last set for the evening.

Ross James Photography - Trash the Dress session

Ross James Photography - Trash the Dress session

Chau and Shelly's rings on chopsticks while we were waiting for our sushi.
Ross James Photography - Trash the Dress session

1 comment:

Chau Huh said...

Oh man Ross. Nice work. Some of the shots I didn't expect to come out came out really well!