Trash the dress is a wedding photography style that is usually done after the wedding. There can be many reasons why a bride would want to do a trash the dress session, but often time is to get additional photos of just the couple together or wants something creative.
Trash the dress session is often shot in the style of fashion, or glamour. They are often taking place on a beach, but not necessarily. I have done a few myself at farms and seen others taken place in city streets, rooftops, and waterfalls. The list can go on.
The term “trash” does not mean the dress will be torn up and destroyed. But instead, it may get wet, dirty, tearing, or cutting. However, that has never happened during my session.
When to do the Trash the Dress Photos?
Trash the Dress can be done anytime after the wedding. However, take in consideration that couples usually plan their honeymoon right after the wedding. Speaking with your photographer will greatly help with when you should do the session.
Trash the Dress Session
In the past I have done two trash the dress session. Both the couple and I agreed on location and time to complete the session. The couples came to the session with just their regular cloths and later got dressed in their wedding outfits.
Both of the session was a few months after their official wedding date, so we had to purchase a wedding bouquets. You can now even use silk flowers for this session since they do not die. Amazon sells quite a bit of them, some are linked below.
We spent the next few hours just having together, trying new things I had in mind as well as few ideas the couples had. It all this session can be extremely fun, and creative time together. Since the session is limited to only the couples their is more time to create portraits just for the two.
Unlike wedding day, where photographers are usually rushed to get the photos done and less time being creative this is a great oppounity to get creative.
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