Trash the Dress : A Surprise Engagement

Little does she know!

We love to shoot Trash the Dress sessions, especially on the beach! Trash the dress, also known as fearless bridal or rock the frock, is a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out-of-place.

It is generally shot in the style of fashion and glamour photography. “Trash the dress” is the art of destruction or deconstruction of a brides wedding dress to create a new artwork that the bride would be proud to display on their wall.

This session, in San Clemente came with a bit of a twist – it was a surprise Engagement!

Mark had been planning something for quite a long time but was stumped as to the actual execution. He had purchased the ring and was writing countless speeches, composing songs and generally getting somewhat anxious.

From Here to Eternity

Kathleen mentioned to Jessie that we were entering a Photo Contest and needed some Beach shots with her old wedding dress! Hair, makeup and the works followed and Jessie followed our script (Mark kept his cool) until around 30 minutes into the shoot.

Shut Up! 😉

When Mark posed the question (not that we could hear due to the incredible surf), she gave a “Shut Up!” look when she realized that this was just not another Photo Shoot! Priceless!

13 responses

  1. Another well played shoot under your belt. The story is…. damn near priceless. Must of been a blast to of been a part of it.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:18 pm

  2. Oh wow, what great story behind the pictures. Amazing.

    Love the “Trash the dress” concept.
    Great images.

    September 7, 2011 at 5:11 am

  3. Great Photography!! I like the way you’ve captured the last one…

    September 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm

  4. Joy Veronica

    Awesome – I love the ‘trash the dress’ concept.

    September 8, 2011 at 11:11 am

  5. I’m envious. Great photographs!

    September 8, 2011 at 7:12 pm

  6. Hello, I recently came across this weblog whilst searching for recommendations for bouquets for my wedding. You have got some terrific pictures on your weblog. What are their titles it would be great to find out? I’d personally love to make use of several of them on my floral arrangements. Many thanks. Jennifer Elliott

    September 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    • Thanks Jennifer – I am not certain of the titles of the arrangements, but you are welcome to copy if you like! Thanks for the kind words and visit! If Kathleen can help answer, I will ask…or if you have specific questions?

      September 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm

  7. Wesley

    These are stunning beautiful!

    June 15, 2013 at 10:39 am

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    this blog, this blog is truly remarkable.

    July 26, 2013 at 11:52 am

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