Trash the Dress / Rock the Frock
Where did this idea come from?
Trash the Dress was invented in the US by photographer John Michael Cooper. He’s been quoted as saying, “I just wanted to create some cool images. The aim was to apply ideas from fashion and cinema to wedding photography by putting brides in unusual locations.
Symbolism of Trash the Dress
It could be said that Trash the Dress was for brides to prove to their new husbands that they were done with the dress, they’d married for life and wouldn’t need it again so they trash it as a symbol of their everlasting love. Or it could be the story that many brides wanted to get creative photography and wear their wedding dress just one more time and have some fun
Trash the Dress isn’t only for wedding dresses it could be of prom dresses and ball gowns
Will my dress get ruined
That’s is entirely up to you the bride .. and to be discussed ..Its a photographers dream if you do J But the majority of shoots quite kind to the wedding dress, and take place in interesting and unusual environments like urban landscapes and in beautiful countryside but without causing permanent damage to the dress.
1. Have a chat and discuss ideas together
2. Have fun leave your inhibitions at home
3. Accessorise. Take your favourite pair heels / converse / wellies any hobbies .. cake making.. gardening .. vintage makeover .. whatever you fancy
Choose a location with various aspects (e.g. a city centre with modern architecture, graffiti art and a park
Seaside – sandy beaches you can draw your name on, rock pools (take wellies!), driftwood, sand dunes
Countryside – forest and woodland, wheat fields in summer rivers and streams, lakes and hillsides
Theme park s and City centres
Favourite places –revisit favourite romantic picnic spots or the or somewhere that means a lot to you.
Most importantly HAVE FUN