What is trashing the dress? I’ve been asked that a lot recently since I posted a photo on facebook from this session. Trashing the Dress is donning your wedding dress one more time after your wedding day to capture some unique and amazing photos. As a photographer, I was bursting at the seams for this session. The moment Jamie (the bride) mentioned it to me, I started brainstorming ideas. Having spent a considerable amount of time exploring O’ahu, I knew of an amazing spot with tide pools she and Yly could wade into while the sun set.
Was her dress truly trashed? Not really. It got a little salty and some edges were frayed on the straps, but that’s it, and in my opinion totally worth it because of the images we captured! Even I was in the water with them, sporting my bikini and just a t-shirt or as Jamie called it “Winnie the Poohing.” I hope this trend catches on with more brides, because it was so much fun for all of us!