Trash the dress has become a worldwide wedding photography trend that highlights the bride’s personality rather than conventional stylized wedding photos. The Trash the Dress photographer uses the wedding dress as the focal point of the pictures to contrast it with an offbeat background of the bride’s choosing. There is a real possibility that the wedding dress will be damaged during this kind of photo session, hence the Trash the dress slogan.
Just how much the wedding dress is marred depends on the bride’s personality, and her love for the wedding frock. For brides with no sentimental attachment to the wedding dress, chances are the dress will be exposed to irreparable damage. But for the bride who looks at her wedding dress and sees a family heirloom, she may buy an inexpensive dress to serve as a fill-in for the actual dress at Trash the Dress photo shoot.
Besides considering the bride’s personality types, or her fondness for her wedding dress, the photographer has to keep in mind safety issues. Canadian bride, Maria Pantazopoulos, drowned in a Trash the Dress shoot near Montreal in the Quareau River. Pantazopoulos was caught up in a current, and her waterlogged dress prevented her rescue before she expired.
Other photo shoot provisions to think about that do not involve anything as tragic as the Pantazopoulos accident are the season, time of day, and the location of Trash the Dress shoot. A beach shoot location in January along the United States northeast coast might not be a good idea.
Not to fear, read on for five imaginative and innovative Trash the Dress ideas to fill the wedding photo album of an adventurous bride and groom.
• Airline baggage handler. The honeymoon bound couple can make sure their luggage is loaded in the cargo hold by loading their own bags.
• Harvesting grapes in a vineyard. The contrast between a formally attired bride picking grapes is clear.
• Bride going through military basic training exercises. This would be great for the bride of a soldier.
• Bride standing on a baseball pitcher’s mound is a great idea for the sports enthusiast.
• Photo of bride riding a horse at a race track with a caption “Late for My Own Wedding – Not an Option.”
For the bride who wants to leave a photographic memory of who she is for her posterity, a Trash the Dress photo shoot will help fulfill that dream.