Contributed by Angela
Contributed by Chris & Kate
When Kate and I flew to Fiji to photograph Ileana & Paul’s wedding we had no intention of shooting some video footage. We literally bought the video camera at the airport duty free shop for family purposes and we have absolutely no experience shooting video.
The day after the wedding we headed to the island across from the resort to shoot the trash the dress session. We took our video cam along just to play around really and shoot ourselves shooting. In the end we didn’t take much footage as Kate and I both were so into the shoot that we hardly picked up the cam.
After reviewing the footage we realized that while we may be über photographers, sadly we really suck at video. At the same time we wanted a way to replay the fun we had on the day.
So we approached Troy from Encore Media one of the videographers we recommend to our brides for weddings and asked him what he could do for us. He obviously liked a challenge and managed to merge some of the footage with our images to create a decent show.
A huge thanks to Ileana and Paul for trusting us to shoot their amazing wedding and letting us do our thing at the trash the dress session.
and a big thanks to Troy from Encore Media for using his über video post production skills to make the video what it is.
Contributed by Adam Cavanagh
Had the pleasure of doing a Trash the Dress shoot with newlyweds Natalie and Gordon. We did the shoot in a beautiful area of Coogee. I tried to keep them relatively dry during the first part of the shoot, but within a few minutes of shooting a big wave came and thoroughly soaked them to the bone. But it was a lot of fun and we got some great shots.
Below are two articles by the Gold Coast Bulletin reporting on the Trash the Dress phenomena that is now making inroads into the wedding photography industry.
The images from the sessions featured have been published on this site, just keep on scrolling.
The first article is about Deb’s shoot with Melissa and Dave.
(click on the images below for a larger view)
and the story on Ben’s shoot with Bec and Nathan.
Original story by Seana Cronin; published by the Gold Cost Bulletin on Feb 26th, 2008
Contributed by Jackie Cooper
Trash the Dress session at the beach. My first. In Newcastle with a couple of fellow photographers Renee and Regina, who I met on Flickr,
Jen the “bride”, Renne’s wedding dress, and lots of fun. I can’t wait to do another one!
Contributed by Steven Jones
We are fairly certain that this was the first ever Trash the Dress shoot done in South Australia (at least it is the first one we have found)
From the first moment that I discovered the Trash the Dress concept I knew I just had to shoot one. After meeting Monika and Lev a couple of times before their wedding I was sure that they would love Trash the Dress as much as I did. It only took one quick email to Monika and it was set, I was going to shoot my first Trash the Dress photos. We shot these photos only a few days after they returned from their honeymoon.
Once we got planning there was no end of people who wanted to be involved so on the day we had a videographer, a make up artist an a hair stylist all contributing to the amazing final result. These photos were shot on a popular suburban Adelaide beach on a warm evening and I will never forget the looks on some peoples faces when they saw what we were doing. At one point I looked over my shoulder to see about 50 people standing above us on the jetty and they all had their jaws hanging open in surprise. I think we almost spent as much time answering questions as we did taking photos.
Monika and Lev loved being the stars and we all fed of the buzz that was on the beach. Monika says that she had more fun at her Trash the Dress session than she did on her wedding day.