This blog entry brings something completely different! I have wanted to do a cherish/trash the dress shoot for a while, where a bride puts on her wedding dress after her wedding for a photoshoot.
What is the difference between a trash the dress and a cherish the dress shoot I hear you ask?
Well, both are photoshoots with the bride in her wedding dress after the big day, and may or may not involve their partner. Both usually take place in outdoor locations, either urban or in a natural setting...
During a cherish the dress shoot, the wedding dress may get slightly dirty, however the trash the dress has much more of an intent with this of getting it dirty/wrecked/trashed, so may involve more mud, or paint... in some countries they even create an illusion of setting the dress on fire!! It is to symbolise the fact that are now married for life, and wouldn't need to wear the dress again.
Having a little bit of extra time this month, and wanting to try something new, I offered up a free session over on my Facebook page . I had so many lovely emails asking to be involved, that it was a very hard decision to choose. I decided to choose Danielle for the Cherish The Dress shoot as her style really suited the woodland location I had in mind. Many of these types of shoots are very fashion based, with lots of serious expressions and posing. Having a much more relaxed style with photography I wanted to create something more in my style.
Danielle got married in 2011 at High House Farm Brewery to the lovely Scott. Her wedding was featured on top UK wedding blog Love My Dress and also in national Wedding Ideas Magazine.
It was so wonderful to meet up with her again this month. It was a bright & sunny day, and Danielle was so happy to get back into her wedding dress, and her Whichgoose floral crown.
We had so many giggles during this shoot, and we were also chased by swans which was a rather scary moment... they seemed to seek us out in the woods to chase us!
Anyway here are the highlights of the day....
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