Purple Lemon Photography

Chrissy: Trash the Dress

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Let's begin with an answer to the question, "What is Trash the Dress?" 

Simply stated, it is a bridal session with little rules and a lot of flexibility. Sometimes called an "after session" or "trash the dress," these sessions are not limited by the time, location, or cleanliness required on a wedding day, yet create beautiful art of a bride in her gown.  Often marked by contrast of a lovely bride in her gown in unexpected locations, these sessions hold symbolism for many brides.  A gown is needed once, as a marriage is meant to last a lifetime.

(And... it's fun.)

Having photographed Chrissy for her engagement session and wedding over the last few years, I was thrilled to have her approach me for a trash the dress session.  Not only does she have a gorgeous smile and contagious laughter...
 But she also has these big, wide eyes I can stare at for hours.
After exploring the farm where she played as a child, it was so hard to narrow down what to share- as this session not only will provide Chrissy with gorgeous portraits, but allowed me a lot of creative freedom as well.

Into the creek...
 This makes me giggle... Doesn't she just look so happy sitting in the cold mud?
 Can't get enough of these roots...
 The sunset peeking through the tree trunks made for a really moody image.  I love taking advantage of unusual light.