Apparently started sometime back in 2001 by a Las Vegas photographer, the Trash the Dress trend has taken the wedding photography business by storm. The Trash the Dress idea is based upon the idea that a wedding dress, though likely the most expensive garment a women ever wears, is only worn once. Instead of keeping it in a closet, photographers sometimes encourage their wedding clients to use the dress in an additional photo shoot where they get the dress dirty, wet, or muddy. The photo shoot offers brides a chance to have another set of amazing photos in their dress while also getting more use out of it. Many brides look at these photo shoots as an act of commitment — by ruining the dress, they are proclaiming their lifelong commitment to their new husband and showing that they will never need another wedding dress in their lifetime. The newlywed groom can also be a part of these types of shoots, wearing casual clothes or their tux from the wedding.
It’s important to note that many brides still keep their dress after the Trash the Dress shoot. Many gowns can be dry-cleaned to near perfection even after the shoot. Many brides also choose to donate their dress after cleaning it, ensuring that the dress will be put to good use rather than put in storage.
The photos are often shot in a fashion photography style and feature dark, dismal locations and coloring. However, there are several fun ways to give these photos a fresh, colorful look as well. In either case, the photographer should interview the subject beforehand to determine the style and look they want for their photos.
Photographers working with a bride who wants a high fashion look to her shoot should remind her to think of the opposite of what’s expected for a traditional portrait. In short, there’s no need for cheesy smiles and perfect posture. The subject should try different poses, especially those which aren’t ordinarily done for traditional shoots. Create angular shapes with the body and include unusual or exotic accessories within the photos. If you need some inspiration, look at a fashion magazine for some ideas.
Brides who don’t necessarily want the serious, high-fashion look in their photos should just relax and have fun during their shoot. Go to a location marked by fun activities and have the client get involved, whether it’s jumping on a trampoline or getting into a batting cage. These activities will keep a fun, carefree vibe going throughout the shoot, welcome the silly smiles and laughs which normally don’t fit with high fashion photography.
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