After the wedding, many brides take their dress to be dry cleaned, put in a box and preserved for the future. Maybe a daughter will wear it? Maybe it will be worn at a ceremony renewing vows? Other brides (like myself) don’t feel the need to hold on to the dress and look for other ways to make use of the (sometimes) expensive piece of clothing. A more recent trend in post-wedding photography has given brides an interesting alternative.
Trash the dress
As you can see from the photo above, the new trend is to essentially “trash” the wedding dress in hopes of creating a piece of photographic art. This trend has allowed many brides and photographers to use their imagination finding new ideas for photos. A common theme (shown below) involves water. Whether it is the bride alone, or the couple together in the water, this seems to be a popular idea. However, if you choose to do something like this, keep in mind that if your dress is heavy out of the water, it is going to be REALLY heavy in the water making it difficult to stay above water (in other words, don’t go in too deep).
A fearless bridal photo session is sometimes confused with a trash the dress session. A bride who wants a fearless bridal photo doesn’t necessarily want to ruin her dress. Instead, she wants to have a fun photo without having to worry about the fact that her dress may get dirty or torn. She wants to be daring or different like in the photos below.
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So, would you be more likely to do a trash the dress photo session, or a fearless bridal photo session? Or, do you think they are both crazy?