A few weeks ago we featured Henry Aarvold’s strunning images and we’re pleased to be able to provide you a link to a video that was taken during that particular TTD session – Henry Aarvold’s TTD video
Galina Walls – UK September 21, 2007
Contributed by: Galina Walls
As a second-generation professional photographer in my family shooting
over 40 weddings every year I am very aware how important it is to avoid
a “groundhog day” attitude to wedding photography. For me every couple
is unique, and my aim is to unleash my clients’ creativity in a fun
collaborative environment where I can offer some direction but they are
free to explore and throw their ideas at me as well. The “Trash the
Dress” session is an ideal format for those free spirits who may be a
bit concerned with keeping their dress pristine on their wedding day but
would really enjoy to play with it afterwards.
Yvonne, an award-winning jewellery designer, chose a derelict barn –
overgrown with weeds and complete with broken windows – as her “trash
the dress” location. I wanted to show the contrast between the crumbling
bricks of the barn and the frilly netting of her pristine wedding dress.
In a spirit of collabotation Yvonne brought along her green welly boots.
You can see pure joy and a sense of freedom in her face and body
language. We continued the session in a shallow stream nearby where she
splashed in the water and generally had fun. The welly boots started
leaking but she didn’t mind. I was hopping with bare feet in cold water
to get better angles. The sun was setting and the dress was floating in
the stream – it was very, very beautiful!
Kayhan Photography – Scotland, UK September 12, 2007
Contributed by: Kayhan Shaghaghi and Nicola Searle
When a Persian and a British-American collaborate, you can expect something slightly different. After we teamed up two years ago, our styles changed dramatically. Kayhan enhanced his classical perspective while Nicola developed her enthusiasm for fashion and modern art. Today, our styles make Kayhan Photography- we specialize in timeless yet contemporary wedding photography. We are particularly excited about Trash the Dress sessions as shooting a beautiful bride in natural settings always creates exotic images.
In the first Trash the Dress session, Caroline had decided she didn’t want to let her dress just gather dust. Instead, she took her dress on a photographic tour of the medieval town of St Andrews. We found the shopping cart on the beach and she climbed straight in! We got a couple of strange looks from tourists, but Caroline loved every moment of the shoot.
In the second session, we trashed a less expensive dress (while we encourage brides to trash their real dress, this offers them the option of a TTD shoot, but without touching their actual wedding dress.) We started fairly late in the day and the setting sun allowed us to experiment more with lighting. Again set in St Andrews, this shoot was quickly followed by a hot shower!
PascaleRPhotography – UK September 3, 2007
Contributed by: PascaleRPhotography
The first time I heard about Trash the Dress shoots, I knew I would love it! And I did! My goal is to be able to do just that: to trash dresses! I have millions of shots already taken in my mind, waiting to come out! Trash the Dress shoots are so much fun and allow so much creativity! Anything’s possible! I want to try it all, I want to explore and experiment, I want to REALLY trash that dress!! It’s a passion, a vocation, a love story! All the silly-sexy-cheeky things you can’t do on your wedding day, you can do them during your TTD session! Be wild, be bold, adventurous and crazy! Let’s trash it together, with joy and laughter!