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We’re on “Trash The Dress”!

Lauren and Justin at Giorgio“Something old, something new” – It’s a familiar expression. The old tradition of keeping the wedding gown spotless and untouched has been with us for ages. That’s understandable, considering the expense that usually goes into making the bride look her best. But then the gown was vacuum-packed and stored in an attic, never to be seen again. What a shame, we say! However, a growing NEW tradition is causing excitement among some adventurous couples who want as much mileage out of their wedding attire as possible for something spontaneous, celebratory, liberating, fashionable, unique, and totally INCREDIBLE for their photos. We’re enthused about this, because we’ve been doing it for years with our couples!

A new website called Trash The Dress (the name alone cracks us up!) regularly hosts images from photographers around the globe who are producing some awesome images for their couples. Many of these photographers are our friends and colleagues. So you can imagine our excitement at having our images shown there, as well. Check out the story and enjoy the looks on the couples’ faces! It’s about more than simply having fun trashing the dress; you can end up with some of the most beautiful and heart-stopping images of your entire album. Some couples make a second album with this unbelievable session.

We’re so happy to have several upcoming wedding and engagement sessions like this. If you (or anyone you know) enjoy this concept for your own wedding or bridal photos — or even a photo session some weeks after the wedding — contact us ASAP, and we’d be happy to explore more ideas with you. We’ve got a ton of them! 🙂

Here are some images from one of our past “Morning After” sessions with Nicole & Mike. Click any of the thumbnails below to see larger versions. Enjoy! 🙂

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  • Ulysses - HI there, Kristin! Thanks so much for the enthusiastic THUMBS UP! Believe it or not, we’re actually going to shoot another wedding for another of your workmates out there. Her name is Nicole, also! 🙂

    We have such great memories of you guys and of your wedding, along with the “morning after” session. We couldn’t have been happier with the way it all worked out so beautifully. Give a warm hello and hug to your hubby for us! 🙂May 22, 2007 – 4:55 PM

  • Kristin McFarland - We also had the honor of trashing both attires in the ocean! It was well worth it and again, my dress was dry cleaned and still turned out perfect! If you are going to do a outdoor wedding . . . go all the way and do the OUTDOOR WEDDING! The memories caught in pictures are worth it!!!May 21, 2007 – 10:10 PM

  • Jenni - Hi Liz!! It’s wonderful to hear from you again! You’re the best!! You know that you’re our most famous mom, too, right? 🙂 Thank you SOOOOOO much for your comment on Trashthedress – that will be invaluable in helping dispel some of the concerns brides and moms have about keeping the dress pristine. In fact, we’ve given you your very own post above.
    Keep in touch!
    JenniMay 8, 2007 – 10:23 PM

  • Liz Kalenowicz - HI!!!
    I can’t believe how ‘famous’ my daughter and son-in-law are becoming!
    I left a comment on Trashthedress letting everyone know that after bringing Lauren’s gown to the cleaners, they let it dry, cleaned it, and it came out fine!!!
    What a great job you two did and continue to do!!!
    Lauren’s mom
    LIZMay 8, 2007 – 7:17 PM

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