I don’t know about you but I am thrilled that Friday is here! It has been a long eventful week for me and to top it off we have a very special weekend on our hands. Kyle and I are celebrating our first anniversary this weekend! It is crazy amazing how fast time has flown by and all that has happened in this past year. I vividly remember how excited I was on my wedding day, how fun it was to get ready with my best friends, the nerves and anticipation of the first look, and all the fun that took place after the vows were finished. It is a true treat to be married to such a wonderful person and someone I consider to be my best friend. In a twist of fitting fate, there is a fund raising event this weekend for the charity that part of our wedding funds went towards. We will be celebrating a year of marriage at the dinner event for Camp Soaring Eagle and I can’t even imagine a better way to honor one year of marriage. But enough about me… because this is a crazy week I asked for a bit of help with posts. Shannon Kelley stepped up and offered to do Trash the Dress Friday. Shannon is an amazing photographer but even more so, an amazing person. She is getting ready to move to Haiti to make a bigger impact on the lives there. I am going to let her take it away!
When Alicia asked me to do a guest post for the fabulous Trash the Dress Friday I knew exactly what I wanted to show you all. It’s not over the top, it’s no spray paint or mud, but it is a way to get candid photos and have fun in your dress without sacrificing it to the actual trash.
Lindsay, the beautiful bride, got married in a destination wedding on the beach in North Carolina. She worked in a day after photo session with her groom followed by an impromptu trash the dress session. We hit the beach early in the morning. Lindsay had a shawl made by one of her grandmother’s and used it for a portion of the session. After that we hit the ocean and had some fun splashing in the waves.
To me this is such a perfect middle ground of trashing your dress but also keeping it in tact and not ruining it totally. You can definitely get some amazing photos in a trash the dress session that typically wouldn’t be afforded on the wedding day but often times I hear from brides who do want to keep their dress but want that fun candid trash the dress feel. This is such a great way to marry the two. Pun intended.
Shannon Kelley is a wedding photographer currently living in Knoxville, TN but moving to Haiti in January of 2012 with her family in an effort to make the most of this life. She will continue to photograph weddings at certain times of the year but will also be working on humanitarian efforts with World Wide Village. Follow her journey on her blog.