Wedding photography

The newest trend is Trash the Dress!

Have you recently married or have your wedding coming up? Do you want amazing pictures in your wedding dress that capture the best day of your life? Romantic and idyllic are all very well and good, but do you want your pictures to be something special? Then try Trash the Dress, the newest trend in wedding photography!

Trash the Dress literally means destroying the dress. Which dress is it talking about? Your wedding dress of course! You spend a huge amount of money on your bridal dress, it makes a short, glorious appearance and after your big day it is stuffed in the cupboard for eternity. Isn’t that a shame? In the USA, brides and photographers found it just as woeful, and from this rose a new trend in wedding photography.

Wedding photos that can really be fun

Wedding photos that can really be fun– Trash the Dress with powder paint.

With Trash the Dress, the dress takes centre stage and is duly celebrated with its own photo shoot. It does not necessarily have to be entirely destroyed, as the name would suggest. It is more about putting the bridal dress in the limelight and developing new ideas, that have very little in common with traditional and for the most part boring wedding photography. Of course, romantic and idyllic environments can be lovely in photos, but would such a photo really reflect you and your lifestyle? If you want a really personal photo shoot, just with the dress or together with your sweetheart, then Trash the Dress is the right choice for you!

Why Trash the Dress is so great

A Trash the Dress photo shoot does not have to replace a normal wedding photo shoot, but it can complement it wonderfully. It is best to arrange an appointment after the wedding or even after the honeymoon. This way, you won’t be under pressure and will be able to concentrate fully on skilfully destroying your bridal dress. You will be relaxed because the worst will be behind you, and will finally be able to have the fun that you missed in the wedding because of all the fuss! As you won’t need it anymore, you can completely wreck the dress. Moreover, you have the choice of thousands of different locations and settings that wouldn’t usually be available for traditional wedding photography.

Photo shoots for motor lovers

Better to be dirty than a princess: Photo shoots for motor lovers.

Do you love motorbikes and cars, and love working on your machine in your free time with your new groom? Why don’t you have a photo shoot in a garage and use engine oil? Black grease looks great on your white dress! The weather also plays a huge role in traditional photo shoots. Every bride wishes for brilliant sunshine and great lighting. With Trash the Dress photo shoots, it doesn’t matter whether the sun shines or not. Clouds and rain can be effective in pictures and create atmosphere while snow and sludge also offer great opportunities to play with the dress.

Total washout on your wedding day

Caption: Total washout on your wedding day? Make the most out of it!

Find a suitable photographer

The trend of trashing your own bridal dress arose in the USA, but photographers in Germany offer special photo shoots too. The trend has already gained many supporters, particularly in large cities. Simply do some research online and allow yourself to be inspired. If you have already found a photographer, you should discuss beforehand what you want. How will the photo shoot play out? How much time do you want to allow for? How elaborate will the trashing spree be? If you already have a good idea of where and how you want to effectively trash your dress, you can offer a good photographer some great suggestions. They will also ask you if you want a make-up artist, and will even take care of finding an assistant if the photo shoot develops into something particularly elaborate.

Sunset on the water

Great photos: Sunset on the water – or even better from within.

During the photo shoot, you should leave yourself some time to get comfortable with the situation. Try it out, improvise, and find the right position for you, your dress and possibility your groom. If you have children, you can obviously also include them in the shoot. Maybe you want to use your dress as a canvas? If you plan to completely destroy your dress, this will obviously happen towards the end of the shoot. This way, you have plenty of time to try different ideas and take some great photos.

Find a suitable location

The choice of suitable locations is enormous! Consider what you find fun and where you enjoy being. Are there locations that you have already seen in other photos and appeal to you? The location also often creates opportunities of how you are able to destroy the dress! The example of the car garage has already been mentioned, but there are several more great places where you can spectacularly annihilate your dress. What about, for example, a closed down tube station? Desolate tracks where trains can no longer travel are also a spectacular backdrop for a successful trashing spree.

Closed down train stations are great for wedding

Closed down train stations have a magical quality and are great for wedding photos.

Did you meet your groom at the cinema or in a bar? In that case, you can also book that type of location. Swimming pools, lakes, beaches, old factory sites and ruins have an individual, and in the case of the latter a dark impact, which works well for trashing. You can also trash your dress with paintballing in the woods, on a climbing wall or at a horse-riding centre, by diving in your dress and taking underwater photos, by renting out a car wash or by mud wresting. Fire is particularly effective – burn your dress to get incredible photos! If that’s slightly too crazy for you, there’s also good old photo shopping, where you can edit your desired effect onto your photo. With Trash the Dress, anything goes!

Cake battles for newly weds

Beautiful mess – Cake battles for newly weds!

Create your own Trash the Dress gallery!

When you finally receive your photos from the photographer, you can then consider what you want to do with them. How about, for example, a photo album where you can look at the best photos again and again. You can create your own personal photo album with us easily. A Trash the Dress themed photo album would be great as a coffee table book that all your guests can have a look at and be amazed at the unusual wedding photos. To grab even more attention, you can choose your favourite photo and get it printed onto a canvas with us. Or you can create your own little Trash the Dress gallery using many canvases! You can find many tips on designing with photos on our blog, so that you can still find pleasure in your bridal dress long after your Trash the Dress photo shoot with some beautiful photos.

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