What is Trash the Dress?

What is Trash the Dress?

Trash the Dress is gaining popularity here in Mauritius (over the waters, UK folks usually call it “Rock the Frock”).

Have you heard of it? What is “Trash the Dress”? Wikipedia says that it is a “style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place… Usually brides decide to have pictures taken on a beach, but other locations include city streets, rooftops, garbage dumps, fields, and abandoned buildings. A model often wears a ball gown, prom dress or wedding dress, and may effectively ruin the dress in the process by getting it wet, dirty or in extreme circumstances tearing or destroying the garment. It may be done as an additional shoot after the wedding, almost as a declaration that the wedding is done and the dress will not be used again. It is seen as an alternative to storing the dress away, never to be seen again.” Ok, so the basic idea is: why only wear your AMAZING dress once?? Most of us spent a lot of time/money/stress picking out the right dress for our wedding- and it is truly sad to see it gathering dust in the back of a closet somewhere. With this session, you can go out to unique locations and get crazy awesome photographs- the REAL way to remember your dress. But especially for those suspicious of “trashing” their dress, there’s a few questions…

Most of us spent a lot of time/money/stress picking out the right dress for our wedding- and it is truly sad to see it gathering dust in the back of a closet somewhere. With this session, you can go out to unique locations and get crazy awesome photographs- the REAL way to remember your dress. But especially for those suspicious of “trashing” their dress, there are a few questions…

Q: Do I have to ruin my dress?? A: No way! Despite the name, many brides and photographers choose locations and styles that keep the dress intact and looking great. Most minor dust and dirt (as well as clean-ish water) will wash right out of a wedding dress, as well. (For this reason, some photographers choose to call these sessions “Fearless Bridal”, or “Extreme Bridal” – so as not to scare people who would like to keep the dress afterward.) Of course, if you choose, totally decimating your dress is great fun and an awesome way to start your married life with a bang! Paint, murky waters, and playing with scissors are always to decimate a dress that I’ve seen. Customizing the destruction to your personality is the best!
Q: Is a Trash The Dress only for the bride? A: Nope. Although many sessions feature the bride alone (wedding dress fashion-magazine style), most photographers and couples opt to have the couple rock their wedding duds together! Having both the bride and groom included makes it a romantic romp, and the photographs will be a remembrance of the adventure they’re starting together.

 

 

 

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