Connie’s trashed her dress for a different reason to most – recently divorced, she wanted a fresh start and could think of no better way than doing this. Quite apart from the reasons behind it, I wanted to share these because I am loving the overly dirty, grimy look!
An old elevator and a creepy, deserted boiler room made for the setting du jour for Patrica’s Trash the Dress shoot. The venue was actually the basement of the hair salon she works in (Celebrity Hair in Edmonton) Photographer Elizabeth explains:
The elevator in the building is just awesome with old scuffed hardwood floors, wood grate and brick walls surrounding. Patricia worked a pretty traditional looking dress, but the photos are far from traditional! We had some fun with a big chunk of tulle that looks awesome in the photos! We ended he session in the very scary pitch black boiler room. The only light in there was the flashlight that I was using to light the session. It was so quiet and creepy down there and then every so often the boiler would roar to life! Was scary, but totally worth it because look at how awesome the photos are! Just a reminder that you don’t need a pretty building and trees and flowers to take awesome wedding photos!
I’m over the moon to be able to introduce you to yet another amazing photographer this week. This time it’s Arizona based photographer Michelle Love-Myers of Shelly Love Photography. Some of my long-term readers will be well aware of Michelle’s work as I’ve featured her a number of times before, but to many of you she may be a relatively new talent. However I guarantee you’re going to love her raw, edgy and seriously kick ass attitude and imagery.
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Michelle Love-Myers and I’m a fun, relaxed wedding photographer.
Where are you based and what cities/countries are you available to for work in?
I’m based out of Phoenix, AZ but I’m available for travel anywhere in the world.
The UK may be currently crippled by snow (again!) but the residents of Nebraska are more than used to the cold – even so far as to some being crazy enough to brave the -12 °C temperatures to shoot a smoking hot, red themed trash the dress session. I salute you! The bride, Taumi, bought her dress online at Bridesave for $120 (that included gloves) and her veil was ordered on ebay for $12. Bargains! I love the daring flashes of red with her tights, shoes and cardigan – they certainly add something extra to the snowy scened shoot. Right, so who wants to come to Rock n Roll Bride HQ and do a snowy bridal shoot with me today!?
The photographer certainly knows best with this one, so over to Wes for all the details behind this tattooed, painted, vintage fashioned shoot:
Melissa & Grant’s Trash the Dress session was totally rocking from the bride’s amazing tattoos to their desire to have lots of fun with paint and silly string! The bride wore a vintage gown (not sure of the designer) and it up with a pink crinoline underskirt and a pair of sweet hot pink heels. To be fair, this was not the dress she wore for her wedding…she had purchased two and decided to wear one on her wedding day and one for the TTD. All in all they were a simply awesome couple who were down for anything. BTW, we used nontoxic paint so as not to damage the natural surroundings and picked up every last piece of silly string.
This Rock the Dress shoot was taken only using a Holga camera (one of my favourites!) and a Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim (Lamo style camera). The results are a joy of retro style and poise…