Slurpee Bride

Is it just me or doe s Rachel look a lot like the gorgeous Anna Friel?! Off topic slightly but I just had to thrown that out there. The idea for this shoot came from the bride herself. She had always been a huge fan of Tori Amos and so told photographer Duston Todd that around the time that her idol got married, and in reference to her song ‘Jackie’s Strength’, she was quoted to have said

“There’s one side of me that could very easily have ended up at the 7-Eleven sitting outside drinking a Slurpee in my wedding dress and just missing the whole thing. And then there’s the other one that did make it to the church. So, this song is about the one that drank the Slurpee. She’s still out there somewhere.”


So that’s what they did – they shot outside a 7-Eleven with a slurpee. Cute and elegant all at the same time.

Thanks to Duston for sending these over. Le swoon.


Credit: Duston Todd Photography


  1. Jackie

    This is in Salt Lake City on 4th South. I was getting gas at the 7-11 when she was getting her picture taken. She was getting a lot of interesting looks from folks passing by. I later saw her across the street at the library, that’s where the cement background pictures were taken. So random that I stumbled upon this chick on here! Haha.

  2. jackie, that is funny to hear. i get so wrapped up in the shoot and only seeing the scene through my square frame that i forget about all the peripherals. (though i’ve also learned to not care about them, you can’t or you’d never get the shots). but i have never known or felt what it is like for the person in front of the camera.
    many thanks to rachel for the concept and boldness to do it!

  3. That’s just awesome. Really, this is one of those sessions that the background story really just makes the shoot. I love the story. The whit is fantastic. Really, really awesome to the bride, for her creative mind and language!

    That said, the dress ROCKS! I LOVE it, and she looks so pert and saucy in the pictures! Fantastic job. 🙂

  4. Duston can make magic happen anywhere, anytime. He’s a huge inspiration I think! The light on the stairs shot is stunning.

  5. Hey that’s me!

    Thanks for the Anna Friel comment. I’ve been told that before.

    Jackie, I love that you saw the shoot. Duston truly did an amazing job.

    And to Emily–yes, I was an LDS bride. 🙂


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