The trash the dress session is becoming one of the hottest most sought after sessions I offer. I try to keep these sessions fresh, romantic and as some brides have described them, epic. Still some brideâ€™s have yet to here about them and I often get a negative reaction when I first describe that session to them. Some brides will immediately tell me that thereâ€™s no way they will trash the dress and, of course, I totally understand that first reaction. However, I always ask them what they are planning to do with their dress after the wedding? Ninety nine point nine percent of those brides donâ€™t really have a good answer. They say that they havenâ€™t really though about it, or that they will probably put it in a closet and forget about it. What most brideâ€™s donâ€™t really know is that in order to properly store your wedding dress, you will need to have it professionally dry-cleaned and prepared for long term storage.
Most brides donâ€™t know that proteins excreted when we sweat along with other substances such as champagne, wine, beer, Vodka shots and even chocolate from the chocolate fountain at the dessert table, will accelerate the disintegration of the dress while it hangs in your closet. The dress will also discolor over time and wind up unusable in the long term if not properly cleaned.
Another thing most brides donâ€™t know is that from the point they walk out of their parentsâ€™ house till they toss the bouquet, the dress has gone through a great deal of wear and tear. It is almost halfway trashed anyway. You should see what those dresses look like at the end of the night.
So I always say, if youâ€™re going to hold on to the dress, and you will have them professionally cleaned anyway, why not get a little more mileage out of them by wearing them one more time for the trash the dress session. After all, youâ€™ve probably spent a lot of money on them to wear them only once. Besides, despite of what the name of the photo session implies, the dress does not have to be trashed or even thrashed. Just dirtied a little more during the two hour shoot.
I should also mention that the weather does not always cooperate and you may not get to go to your favorite outdoors spot on your wedding day. So why not take advantage of a beautiful day that you get to choose soon after your wedding when the weather is perfect.
The resulting photos from those sessions are always breathtaking, and some brides will go as far as choose only the photos from this session to use in their wedding albums. Here are some photos from the last trash the dress session I did with Carla and Davide at a local beach in Montreal. I hope you enjoy it and I will love it if you shared your thoughts on the session in the comments below. Thanks and enjoy: