So I’ve been wanting to blog about this session from last year for a while now. Why? Well the photos that came out of this session were probably the best shots I’ve taken to date anywhere. Not only were Sheila and Julio super hot, they were super cool too!
It was impossible to get a bad shot of this couple. Every move they took looked good on film and best of all, they were really easy going and they trusted us to work our magic and never once questioned what we asked them to do. It is not everyday that I meet a bride who is so eager to shoot a trash the dress session. So when Sheila came to me and told me she was looking forward to trashing her dress, I was delighted.
I remember the first meeting I had with Sheila; she came to visit me with her parents in law and we got along immediately. I just new that this was going to be a fun wedding to shoot. When I started talking about the trash-the-dress session, Sheila’s reaction was; “no way I am trashing my dress”, so I moved on. However, the next time I met Sheila sometime before her wedding, she told me that her mother in law had talked her into doing the ttd session. I was like YES!!!
A month after her wedding day Sheila and Julio called and told me they were ready to do the ttd session and asked where we should go to shoot this. Sheila said she really didn’t care what happens to her dress. I’ve always wanted to do this session and I had a few locations in mind. One of those locations was the beach.
The day of the session was predicted to be a rainy day with thunder storm warning which in my mind translated into super cool skies. All was needed was for the rain to stop long enough for the photo session. I suggested to the couple to go to Oka beach which is local beach about 45 minutes away from Montreal. By the time we all got there, the sky had become filled with clouds and you could tell a storm was brewing. In fact it started pouring as soon as we were getting ready to begin the session. My assistant and I immediately covered our equipment and we took shelter under the nearby trees.Â The rain lasted for almost an hour which meant we barely had an hour of light left in order to do the shoot. The sky was still cloudy but the colors were out of this world. Here are some of the photos we took that day:
The white dots on the shot below are mosquitoes! I had countless bites at the end of the session. A few bug repellent are on the list for next time we go there , that’s for sure.
Sheila and Julio waiting out the rain under a tree.
The heavy rain had stopped at this point so we started shooting despite the light drizzle. I am glad we did this since this is probably the best shot of the day.
Sheila and Julio go deeper into the water.
My favorite shot of the day, and probably my best shot ever. Novel cover material that’s for sure.
Last shot of the day. All I can say is wow, Sheila is stunning and my hat off to her for maintain her grace in spite of all the mosquitoes!
All and all, it was one of the most memorable session from last year. Very few brides will do this to their wedding dress, but how many end up with shots like this?