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Sunday, November 14, 2010

trash the dress - part A

  • Trash the dress, also known as fearless bridal or rock the frock, is a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place. It is generally shot in the style of fashion and glamour photography.

I've been working towards this project for a little while. Yesterday was the day we had it pre-planned to happen but Mother Nature had other ideas. So not to worry, we postponed.

Today was much kinder, so with a flurry of phone calls to arrange for our wonderful model, and the husbands to care for children in the late arvo, we had it all arranged.

Laura, Sarah and Janice {Tanya couldn't make it today :(   }, came with me out to a wonderful ruin not far out of town. So with a flurry of tulle, lace, kickarse boots, petticoats and pearl buttons, we had Sarah ready to strut her stuff.

Part B will happen when its a bit warmer and the weather a bit more reliable

Special thanks to the Cummins DressUps for their wonderful accessories. And just to clarify, the dress is mine that I'm trashing!!

And to just to answer any questions that may arise from seeing this, NO, I don't shoot wedding photography. I have absolutely no intention of heading that way at all. Kids and families rock my world. This shoot is all about artistic fun. Nothing more than that.

This is just one shot that I love straight away. I haven't worked on any others yet, as I'm working thru client photo shoots.


Lee-Anne, Scraptherapy said...

And that is a photo you should love my girl - stunning!!!! There are many brides to be out there tonight crying themselves to sleep over the fact that you have declared you are not open for business for wedding shoots

sandra said...

bloody awesome Tiff.
and pffft at you not doing any wedding shots...still working on it girls!!!
this is stunning.

Anonymous said...

Yeeee-har what a fun afternoon! And this shot is an absolute classic. Just fabulous. Can't wait to see the rest!

Nicole said...

That is soooooo awesome Tiff

Can't wait to the remaining shots and whatelse you have up your sleeve :)


janice said...

Very interesting and funny couple of hours sitting and watching this all take place. Wish I had taken my little camera just to take some shots of those taking the shots,( had to be there but those of you who know tiff probably have a good idea:) )
Lovely photo Tiff, looking forward to part B.

Anonymous said...

Great shot Tiff. I actually was expecting something else like actually trashing the dress which is apparently becoming popular ie throw paint on it or jump in the sea etc. Saw it in the paper the other day.

Can't wait for Part B.
Tx Michelle

Tanya said...

Awesome!! Wish I could've been there, damn visitors!! I will be at part B... I promise!! xx

:) Tiff said...

Michelle. the part B bit will be in the sea and on the beach. the other shots of Part A are in a ruin of an old home. havent worked on them yet.

Thank you everyone for your very kind comments.

big thanks to Sarah for putting up with us fluffing around her!!

SueP said...

Great photo Tiff, part B sounds interesting??!! Will keep my eye out for those! :)

I'd love you to see Sandy Lukin's photos from the variety bash 2009, as they go as brides....photos in the outback, near Alice.....just Amazing! and the dresses ended up totally trashed too!

maryanne said...


and i know weddings dont float your boat, but hell you would nail it!!

I reckon one day you will pop your cherry , and take on a wedding!!