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Brittney + Reid.. Trashin


We've done a few trash the dress sessions in the past.  One of the more popular sessions we did was with one of Brittney's friends, Brynn.  We displayed some of the images from that shoot in some of our studio albums and at a wedding show and not only did the images get people's attention, but I soon realized that they were some of the more polarizing images that we had ever taken.  Many loved them, but equally as many would ask "why would you do that to your dress!?"  So with this post I hope to answer that question.  Let me start with reason number one...For images like this:

People do these sessions mostly for the pictures and mostly because they couldn't do anything like this on their wedding day.  Usually the dress is not trashed beyond a good dry-cleaning either.

Another reason to do a session like this is that it is ridiculously fun! 

I think it was right about now that I almost fell when a wave crashed against me and drowned a few thousand dollar worth of equipment in Lake Erie.  Thankfully it was just something to laugh about.  These were seriously the biggest waves I've ever seen at Lake Erie.  Surf type waves!

And this is about the moment I really started having fun...

Wow, this was a lot of fun.  I came home drenched with a lot of sand in the shoes, but it was well worth it.  Hope everyone out there enjoys these.









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Previous Comments

Renee: All the photos of your wedding and this are fantastic!!

Charlene: great photos - beautiful couple and talented photographer - and it is Lake Erie!

Roxanne Jankey: They look like pictures you see in a magazine! Really, really beautiful!

janelle: jesse you are amazing! such cool pictures!!!

Aunt Jackie: Just when I thought the pictures couldnt be any better...Voila! They are amazingly beautiful.

Sarahpoo: Wow B you loooooooook so amazing still! I hope the water didnt ruin your dress!

gloria: beautiful!

mackenzie: gorgeous! both of you! :)

Lindsey Brunner: These are fantastic!!! i would totally trash the dress for the phenomenal memories!!

JBuck: wow. Some GQ worthy photos!

Mez: Fantastic pictures of a fantastic couple!

katie: LOVE IT! and am going to totally hire this photographer to do this for us next summer!

Nicole: These are some of the most amazing and unique weddingesque photographs I have ever seen!

Phyllis: What a way to take advantage of Lake Erie, beautiful pictures, and a great way to let loose.

carol luken: WOW beautiful, done in great taste,unique idea

Dave Ostang: Very unique and cool. Glad you got some more use out of that wedding dress! What a fun couple!

Paula Cantu: What amazing pictures! Ive never seen anything like this before! Beautiful couple!

Miranda: I love these!! I wish we would have trashed my dress on our honeymoon like we talked about!

Bob and LaVerne Rowe: O M G These are incredible. At first I was horrified at the thought of trashing that gorgeous dress but seeing these two in love...O M G

Ali: Oh they look great!!

Larry Ostang: All I can think of is Capt Nemo and mermaids when I look at this pics. What a breathtaking photo shoot. Just Awsome and such a happy couple in love.

Amy Szeremet: Amazing!!!! So beautiful=)

Rachel Stipe: These photos are amazing!! It looks like a Ralph Lauren photo shoot. So beautiful!

Holly: beautiful, fun, memory making :)\n

Vickie: Absolutely breathtaking.

Denise: Amazing pictures!!!

Stephanie Church: So great! I really love the pictures of you two standing on the rocks towards the end. Amazing! Congrats again, newlyweds!

Renee : These are amazing!! What an awesome idea:)

Matt Pasadyn: lookin good! hope you didnt have to return the tux

Becky :: I sitting here with tears in my eyes, PERFECT,AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL,I cant stop looking at them.

Elaine: What a perfect night. I do love them. Very thankful your gown survived.

Molly : these are amazing!! what a great idea!

Brittney Ditzler: Love them!

kim: Amazing pics! U guys look like models, & so in love!

Reid Ditzler: This really was as much fun as it looks!