Sunday, June 22, 2008

Trash the Dress - Heidi at the Lake

Some time ago I posted a note about the idea of "Trashing the Dress" on my blog. Heidi immediately volunteered and it wasn't until last night that I finally got a chance to take her up on it.

I belong to a photography club here in Utah called Photowalking Utah. They had scheduled a Photowalk for the Great Salt Lake for June and I asked Heidi if she would be interested in modeling in front of some 20+ photographers instead of just me. To my surprise, even the thought of 20+ photographers didn't seem to scare her. She went for it. We all showed up and had a great time (in spite of the loss of a couple of cell phones and a flash).

NOTE: Trash the Dress is an idea going around the internet. It's not so much about trashing (ruining) the dress, as it is about USING the dress in ways you wouldn't dream of using it before "the big day". Having spent a fortune on a wedding dress, why use it just once? Why not get some stunning pictures out of it by going places you never would have gone, by doing things you never would have done, while wearing that lovely dress?

Here are some of the images that I captured:

Sunny Bride
Railway Bride
Country Bride
Titanic Pose
She's Getting Away
Walking on Water
Lake Fun
One More Time
On Top of the World
Pretty in Red
Walking on Water
Marilyn Monroe Pose
Lake Hottie
Trash the Dress
Reach for the Sky
Fun in the Lake
Lake Bride
Lake Bride
Lake Bride
Thoughtful repose

More of my pictures of Heidi can be found here.

Pictures from the Photowalking Utah group can be found here.


calanan said...

Excellent work, David!

Anonymous said...

WOWZERS! capital production david and heidi. world class material here. i salute comrades!

Anonymous said...

Very cool pictures. The "trash the dress" concept however would be a lot more impressive with a more expensive looking dress. That's what makes trashing the dress look so great, is that it's something that you are so shocked someone would do.

dterryphotography said...

I suppose that's one way to look at it. Actually, it seems to me that any wedding dress would do ... as long as it's YOUR wedding dress.

I've talked to quite a few gals about it ... some are horrified at the thought. They could never do that to there dress. And money never seems to be the reason. It's just that the dress is almost "sacred".

Others ... seem eager to just jump right in. I hope to do more of these kinds of shoots. (and next time with a lot fewer photographers there to "get in the way")

Jamie Broderick Photography said...

Hey David! It looks like you had alot of fun and she is pretty brave to get in that lake! I think I saw your group there that same day! I was doing an engagement session! If I had known it was you I would have come said hello. See you at the convention!

Beyond the Darkroom said...

Nice job Dave!! I am super loving those sunset shots.

Denise said...

Those are Awesome!!! I LOVE the 3rd one.