Here is beautiful Melissa again in her wedding dress. I had so much fun taking these.
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Can I just say that I LOVE this session?! Lauren and I met up last weekend for an after the wedding bridal session. We had so much fun. No worries about getting her dress dirty, we could do whatever. By the end of the session I was dripping with sweat but it was so worth it. Don’t you think…?
Thanks Lauren for putting your dress back on for me despite the heat. I’m already excited about seeing you in a year or two for maternity pics!!
Jessica and I did her bridal session a couple of months ago, but of course I couldn’t post them then since we didn’t want her groom to stumble upon them. They are getting married today so it’s safe nowIsn’t she such a stunning bride?!
Warning: Picture overload ahead. I loved just about every image I took of her so I had a hard time narrowing it down for the blog.
This post office look familiar?? We did her engagements here too.
You might remember Brandi from her and Parker’s engagement session. Today I got to take her bridal portraits. Normally I don’t post these to the blog until after the wedding but she gave me special permission so I gladly obliged! Thanks Brandi! You looked beautiful today and I can’t wait for your wedding in December. Enjoy your sneak peek…
And here are some shots Brandi’s mom took of me. Lol!
Anyone know what ttd stands for? Trash the dress! As in wedding dress. More and more brides are doing shoots like this after their wedding. I found an article on MSN on the subject and decided to share. I’ve always wanted to do a shoot like this and here it is over a year after my wedding and I’ve yet to do one! Heck, I don’t even know if my dress would still fit! Anyway, I thought the article was a good read. To see some pictures or get more info about these kind of sessions check out this site.
And if any of my brides (or even if you’re not one of my brides) would like to do a shoot like this, shoot me an email. I’d love to work with you!
Trash the Wedding Dress?
After the wedding, brides across the country are wearing their gowns one more time to be photographed getting a little dirty — and loving it.
By: Charli Penn
Few things represent a wedding better than a bride in a white dress. And after all of the salon visits, fittings, and alterations, it’s no wonder that many brides opt to preserve their gown after the wedding day. But some brides are taking a decidedly different approach: They’re wearing their wedding dress once more in a much less careful manner (no bridesmaids carrying the train here) for a dramatic photo shoot, better known as “trashing the dress” (or TTD). Here’s the scoop on this growing wedding trend.
Is the wedding dress ruined?
Not necessarily. Should you decide to give this trend a try, you (and your wedding photographer) will discuss beforehand just how badly you’ll trash your gown. The concept is to relax (finally!), let your creativity flow, and enjoy wearing your dress one last time in a fresh, liberating way. Some take a subtle approach for their photo session with a walk through the woods or a swim in a pool or pond, while others go a step further by heading to construction sites, changing greasy car tires, or wading through muddy puddles. Brides who have embraced the trend say that a TTD shoot gives the gown new life in lieu of simply sitting in the closet. Plus, they’ll have photos in their wedding album that can look as though they’re straight from the pages of Vogue.
Who “trashed the dress” first?
Las Vegas wedding photographer John Michael Cooper is credited with staging the first TTD shoot. After becoming bored with more traditional wedding photo sessions, Cooper began asking brides to pose after their wedding day in unusual (and less pristine) settings. The sentiment among many photographers who offer TTD shoots is the same: Given the unique photos that result, it’s a win-win opportunity for brides and photographers alike.
How much does it cost?
Prices vary among photographers and can depend on how many scenes you shoot, how far away the location is, and how many hours you spend shooting. If you know beforehand that this is something you want to do, find out if your wedding photographer offers a TTD shoot as part of a package deal.
Where can I find a photographer?
If your wedding photographer doesn’t do TTD shots, there are other options. Some photographers who offer these photo sessions will work with a couple even if they didn’t shoot the wedding itself.
How should I trash my dress?
Hit the Internet for inspiration. As the trend spreads, many photographers are posting their photo sessions on their websites with the rest of their portfolios. Others are blogging about the latest ways they’ve had brides trash their dress, and videographers have joined the fun, uploading footage from TTD shoots onto YouTube.