“Your dress already gets so dirty from the ground and the train dragging behind you, and the dirty dance floor, taking a little dip is not going to damage the dress anymore than it already is. I suggest squeezing every ounce of joy out of your expensive dress that you can, and underwater pictures are totally worth it!!”- Lindsay
Kyle and I had loved the idea of jumping in the water after the wedding. There was a little hesitation on how the Mothers would feel about the so called “trash the dress”, but after a little persuasion, we were back on board! Not only did our pictures come out completely amazing and breathtaking, but it was an experience we really enjoyed with each other as a freshly married couple. You spend so much time being poise and wearing your smile throughout the night, that after some dancing and partying with everyone, it was a great way to really let loose and have some FUN with just each other!
underwater housing unit on the camera- photo by Kip Roof
If anyone doubts the thoughts of having such an experience and ruining their dress… you have to think of two things;
1. After spending all that money on a dress, are you really ever going to be able to wear it again? Will it just sit in a box at the top of your closet for many years to come, or will you get some amazing pictures to add to your already incredible wedding album?
2. Even if you plan to wear it again, or keeping the dress in the slim hopes that your future daughters or granddaughters would not find it out dated and want to wear it, you can simply take the dress straight to the cleaners and they can clean the dress for you almost to brand new!
Here’s the proof:
After the wedding studio formal shoot on 8×10 film:
Classic maternity photographs set in a photo studio- my favorite. Towards the end of the shoot, GiGi ( never to be called Grandma) brought Little brother to be Cruz for some fun Mom and son photos. Lace Gown by Sew Trendy
Matt’s proposal to Rachel Featured in How They Asked by The Knot. Matt informed Rachel that his “Crazy Aunt” was coming into town and he wanted them to meet. Under the guise of dinner at a fancy place, Rachel dressed up. This spot is very special to them ( one of their first dates). He brought a bottle of wine and said he wanted to visit the spot before dinner to take the edge off before meeting Crazy Aunt!
Pamela and Alan LOVE animals- so much so- their dream is to open an animal sanctuary. They have three dogs and a cat- who could not come to the wedding- so we set up a shoot to include them in their wedding family photos.