Jesikuh & Chris’ Day of the Dead & Graffiti Trash the Dress

Photographer Michelle met recent bride Jesikuh through a mutual friend. Jesikuh had always wanted to do a trash the dress/bridal shoot as she and her husband Chris didn’t have professional photographs taken at their wedding and – in fact she didn’t even have her own wedding dress! Luckily a good friend was happy to give her their dress to do what she wanted with it for the shoot. 

Jesikuh just wanted some amazing pictures of her and husband that really told a story about them as well as showcasing their edgy style.  After discussing locations, the team decided that the Pala de Luz Mission in Pala, CA would be cool as their was an old cemetery there. Both Jesikuh & Chris are big fans of the”Day of the Dead” styling so they brought a mask they had made themselves to pose with.  The shoot concluded with Chris graffiting the dress!

Thanks to photographer Michelle for sharing these today

Photography Credit: Michelle McKeen Photography
Location: Pala de Luz Mission in Pala, CA
Dress: Alfred Angelo
Shoes: Bakers


  1. Wendy Herwyn

    My name is Wendy and I would like to ask you something concerning your last Trash the Dress shoot.
    Are you still in touch with the bride please or are you the owner of the trashed wedding dress?
    I am really interested in purchasing the trashed dress as is, no cleaning or repairs needed!
    This is a serious en honest request for a good cause!
    Please ask her if she wants to help me with my project.
    I try to restore the dresses used in a trash the dress shoot back to good condition.
    I donate these dresses after restoring them to people in need.
    They can’t afford to buy a dress for their wedding and I like to help them.
    I like to work with clothes and it’s a joy for me to donate the dresses when they are back in good shape.
    You can’t imagine how happy these people are when they receive a dress for their wedding.
    I can pay a small fee for the dress + shipping.
    Donations are of course much appreciated!
    I really hope that you can pass my inquiry quickly to the featured bride as I really want to prevent that this dress ends up in a box or even in waste bin while I can help people.
    Please also pass my inquiry to your future trash the dress brides/models.
    My e-mail to contact me is
    Thank you for your help and hope to hear from you very soon.


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