I can almost guarantee you that Sarah’s dress was cleaner at the end of her Trash the Dress shoot than it was at the end of the the night on Saturday.
To be honest with you, I think Trash the Dress is kind of a bad name but its certainly started a lot of discussion. For me it’s just a chance to shoot without any concern for the dress getting wet or dirty or makeup running or seaweed getting in your hair or...little toes almost falling off. It’s a great change of pace from wedding photography where everything happens on timelines and with such spontaneity. This is a bit slower and more methodical and starts only with an idea. It doesn’t get much more fun than this but when you shoot for clients who don’t take themselves seriously and just want to have a good time…its all just perfect.
This was yet another collaborative shoot w Jeff Cooke and I will tell you that he helped settle the question, “Should I buy some Prophoto lights?” as I watched his flash and pocket wizard slowly catch a little wind, a little current and nosedive into the warm, salt water. It brought back some memories and, since we’re being honest, made me chuckle as I realized I’m not the only one who likes to ruin perfectly good gear. (check out Jeff’s images here)
Never would I call myself a fashion photographer but its’ been where my inspiration has been creeping lately so I sent Sarah one sample image and said, “Let’s do something like this.” Thanks for going along with it all Sarah + Adam.