Sunday, July 12, 2009

Dan and Angie - One Year Anniversary & Trash the Dress (and Suit)

Exactly one year ago today, my daughter Angie and her husband Dan tied the knot.

Just a few weeks before that happy occasion, I had my first ever "Trash the Dress" photo session. Angie has wanted to do that ever since. And yesterday she finally got her wish.

Sadly, these pictures are not of her in her wedding dress because, as she discovered less than a week ago, she no longer "fit" into her wedding dress. She cried. She almost canceled the photo shoot! But she found her old prom dress and decided to go for it. And go for it she did! And, as you'll find out in the pictures, even Dan got into it by wearing an old mission suit which he gladly wore out into the waters of the Great Salt Lake.

Now, if you read my previous "Trash the Dress" post, I really don't feel that this style of photo shoot is about ruining the dress so much as using it in ways that you wouldn't dare use it prior to the wedding.

But still, before we headed out to the Great Salt Lake to get wet ... I wanted to get some "more normal" style pictures of the two of them. So we started out near downtown Salt Lake City with these photos:



For those who have heard the story, it is at this point (pictures above) where I had set down my camera bag (full of nearly all of my most favorite lenses) while grabbing a couple of quick shots before heading out to the Great Salt Lake. It is here that I left my bag - which was only discovered to be "missing" more than a half an hour later while shooting at the lake! We made a bee-line back for this spot to see if anyone had taken the bag. And just minutes before we arrived, I received a call from Highlite Photography saying they had found my bag. There really are good people in the world! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Now off we go to the Great Salt Lake for pictures!



Now here is where the fun begins!!!



Anonymous said...

Oh I LOVE this!!!!! What an amazing shoot!!! I SOOO wanna play!

EngineeringNerd said...

This looks like so much fun! Nice work. :)

Into My Mind said...

IT's awesome, thank you :)

Jeremy Stowell said...

Wow Dave you are soooo lucky that no one took your gear. Awesome shots as usual!

Flash Jorgensen said...

I'm so glad she found a dress and decided to go through with it. They're amazing shots. She looks fantastic! My favorite is of them in the water of course. You just don't see those kinds of pictures everyday. I love him looking at her through his hands. Okay, so I was sad before, but I'm even more sad now that I didn't get to go.

Suzanne Plant said...

Totally agree with Steph! I am so bummed I missed this. Especially because I missed a chance to shoot Angie - she is so cute and fun. You got amazing shots of her and her and Dan and the dress is beautiful! The sky - WOW!!!!! (oh and I can't believe that about your bag! You must have been sick. So glad there are honest people in the world.)

Barbara said...

Wonderful pictures, as usual. It looks like such fun. I remember how fun it was for us when you took our picture. I can only imagine how much fun it would be in water.

Nessa said...

These photos are absolutely INCREDIBLE!!!! I am so jealous!!

Heidi said...

Oh WOW! These are just amazing, and it's great that both of them were so willing to do this! Just wonderful, these are great captures.