I am just going to step up on my soap box here for one moment ….
There is so much talk about all of these amazing Trash the Dress photos, and some really incredible events that go with these shoots (like the death of a canadian woman recently drowned during one of these shoots). I have tried to ignore it, but my little inner stomping voice keeps wanting to say something. For those that know me I am pretty easy going, I am also pretty outspoken on topics I feel passionately on…. so here is one that I am going to shout out about…
Each person is totally entitled to do as they please without hurting another person, so if you decide to Trash Your Dress please consider your own safety and everyone elses. For goodness sake please remember you will drown if you swim in a corset you cannot remove and a mountain of absorbent material. You don’s swim normally in your jeans let alone your wedding dress! Its also a dress and that means it will rise up and show your knickers just in case you thought that wouldn’t happen as well. A groom will probably drown in a three piece suit as well. Please do not put your brain aside before any photo shoot no matter how famous your photographer is.
Is she going to hop down yet? No still going….
There are alot of people who cannot afford what you can afford. There is always someone worse off than you. So if you are in a position in life that you can afford to trash your wedding dress, may I also suggest you are in the position to donate the dress to charity, just a thought.
Would I refuse to shoot one of these? Probably… I really like the images but they are for other photographers to create. They are very contrived and rarely natural and I spend so much of my time helping to achieve natural beautiful images without trashing the gorgeous dresses I would feel quite sad to intensionally throw paint or set fire to what I regard as a piece of art itself.
How full on and opinionated I am today! My goodness, back to editing…
Some good trash the dress shots in this article: