‘Love the Dress‘ photography shoots (or ‘Trash the Dress‘ as some photographers refer to them) is a really cool concept that has become increasingly popular over the past couple of years.
The idea of the shoot is that, after her wedding day, a bride has an on-location photoshoot wearing her wedding dress again, but whereas on her actual wedding day she would have been very protective about the dress (understandably!), on the Love the Dress shoot, she would not be as worried about the dress (that’s the theory anyway!). As a result the locations and shots can be a little more daring – what’s a bit of mud on a dress that you’re never going to wear again…?! The other advantage, especially for the wedding photographer, is that there isn’t the same time constraints as a wedding day so a little more time can be spent on the shoot.
Well, last night I did my first Love the Dress shoot …with my own wife, Michelle!
I have seen some Trash the Dress shoots where the bride has walked in to the sea or even had her dress on fire… now amazing as it can look, I don’t think the fire thing is really for me(!) so we did the shoot at sunset on Saddleworth Moor, just outside Manchester. It was a bit chilly (and muddy!) up on the hills but Michelle braved the elements and I am really pleased with the shots we got
As a Manchester wedding photographer, I am keen to start doing more Love the Dress shoots, so if you are interested, please do contact me! Once I have done some more of these shoots I will add a Love the Dress shoot as an additional extra in my wedding photography packages.
Here are a few of my favourite photographs from the shoot: