Up to this point in my wedding photography career, I've done a total of eight Trash the Dress sessions (most of which were part of our big TTD Weekend, check out part 1 and part 2). That is until the ninth session came along. I met Jake and Claire back in April when they were making a quick wedding plan, getting married in two months! We did their engagement, and then their amazing and beautiful wedding came along on June 5, and both sessions were great. These two are crazy about each other and are so sweet together, even with the occasional arm twisting and such :)
Their wedding package included a free Trash the Dress session. I headed down to Kalamzoo where we did a few shots at Celery Flatts, a beautiful little park area just off of Westnedge in Portage. After the traditional type TTD shots, we had another project in mind. Claire is a creative lady and decide that her beautiful white wedding dress needed a little color. The photos are so much fun and the result on the dress was actually quite pretty. We had a great session, hold out for the bright and colorful all the way to the end!
^I love this one! Jake is going to pick Claire up and he looks
so intense, but she's just so happy and trusting!
^This one definitely captures their personality!
^Such a loving couple.
^Adoring is lovely wife. You make me smile, Jake!
^The sun was in the PERFECT spot for a halo!
^Your classic "prom pose" still works wonders.
^Ohhhh you can already tell this is going to be good!
^Oh man, they made quick work of this whole thing.
^Nothing like a little yellow smear across the husband's head...
^...and a handprint on his backside!
^Not too much collateral damange. I was worried I might get something somewhere worse, but blue on the leg is just fine.
^ A few bits of paint on my toe :)
Now I would NEVER suggest we do this to someone's wedding dress unless they were SURE they wanted to. Claire, fun-lover that she is, had to talk herself into the idea and was completely committed to it by the time the shoot came around. I would say if anyone is interested, we can always got hunt up a pretty white dress from Goodwill and give it a shot. It was such a fun shoot!