Rock The Dress, Shoots
A Farm, River + Paint Trash The Dress
07.12.2012

 

Afternoon WWWers, are you looking forward to the weekend? I have a weekend of nights out, which is a rare occurrence for me, so i am looking forward to getting glammed up. Before we log off for the weekend though i have a super fun shoot to share.

Richard and Jody were married in the summer and decided to head to a derelict cotton mill in Derby, a farm near Ashbourne, a pig farm, a dip in a stream and in a river, to well, frankly trash their wedding outfits. Woo!! It makes for some wonderful photographs, it looked a whole lot of fun!

Thanks so much to the brilliant HBA Photography for sharing their images today.

 

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A Sweet + Quirky Seaside Rock the Dress
27.11.2012

 

Lets have some winter sunshine this afternoon shall we?! One of my favourite wedding photographers Bethan took beautiful newly wed Peri to the seaside for some quirky and beautiful post wedding shots.

Peri looks amazing in her Dolly Couture dress in the super sweet cafe, i so love the button bouquet too. Winter seaside day dreamy photographs.

Thanks so much to the brilliant Haywood Jones Photography for sharing her images with us today, here is what she had to say about the shoot;

“Aaaaah, some golden sunshine, not a sight seen that often in the UK sadly but when the sun does decide to pop his hat on, I’m usually sure to pop my shoes on, grab my camera and head out into the world to take some photographs.

Peri is a fantastic lady, and got married to the boy she loves on a snowy winter wonderland kind of a day on a dark December afternoon.

When I saw Peris wedding photographs, I fell in love with her dress and got in touch asking if she fancied teaming up for a bit of a rock the frock afternoon. I had first met Peri a year or so before hand when I was organizing some test shoots and she very kindly agreed to be harassed into posing in some pictures for me.

We started to make some of my favourite kind of plans. Those which involve a trip to the seaside with a hearty dose of tea and cake on the side. We shot in and around Margate, which lent itself perfectly as a backdrop and enjoyed some very pretty afternoon sunshine.

It was a great afternoon and thanks to Peri for not feeling too awkward walking around Margate in her wedding frock!”

 

 

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A Beautiful Woodland Post Wedding Shoot
12.10.2012

 

I thought it would be nice to share something a little different this afternoon.

Bride Emma adored her wedding dress and used to wear it around her house after her wedding while washing up or watching Gavin and Stacey. So she decided to make use of her beautiful dress again and have a post wedding shoot. She headed to the woods in her wellies and skipped along merrily while her photographer took some stunning shots of her.

Thanks so much to the lovely Little Jewel Photography for sharing her images with us today.

 

 

From Emma: “My wedding day was one of the best days of my life. From the huge chocolate Smartie cake, to my beautiful bridesmaids who supported me all the way and of course, my gorgeous husband! I think out of all the decisions that had to be made, choosing the dress was one of the biggest.”

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A River Trash The Dress
15.02.2012

Are you wanting to wear your wedding dress again but cannot work out how to? Well i may have the perfect inspiration…

Well this newly wed had the idea of trashing her dress… i mean why not go mad, have fun and get some snaps too.

Thanks so much to Margaurita Photography for sharing her images today, here is what she had to say about the shoot;

“This was my first ever trash the dress, and even though I was excited to do it, it was also daunting. Wedding days keep you in the flow of things, and yet this time I had a bride who wanted to play to the camera (which I love) but at the same time trash the dress. I think it was the trashing of a very pretty dre ss that worried me the most ;-) But, we had an absolute blast and had fun working with different light/settings and levels of mud! ;-) Hair was done by Amanda from Ahead of Dexterity”

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An Alice in ‘Winter’ Wonderland Rock the Dress
08.02.2012

 

I haven’t featured a rock the dress in what feels like forever, so i thought today would be a good day to change that ;-)

Photographer Kathryn wanted to shoot a rock the dress and so asked her friend Emma who jumped on board. I love this shoot which simply shoot, with beautiful images, gorgeous styling and a lot of fun.

Thanks so much to the fabulous Kathryn Edwards Photography for sharing her images with us today, here is what she had to say about the shoot;


“Although the ROCK THE FROCK concept has been around for a while now, it is something I am fairly new to. Thinking the concept would be wonderful for my portfolio and brilliant fun, I approached some married friends of mine and pitched the idea to them. I asked how many of them still had their wedding dress gathering dust in their wardrobe? Who would relish the chance to put it on again and do the sort of photo-shoot they may never have had the chance to do at their wedding? Who would like to ROCK THE FROCK or TRASH THE DRESS? The response was over-whelmingly positive, although most decided they didn’t actually want to trash the dress, admitting to a fondness for it that meant, quite understandably, they didn’t really want to ruin it. One even said she loved her dress even more than her husband! This made me laugh, and also made me realise what a fantastic concept this was, and what potential for creativity and to really show off that wedding dress. One friend wanted to do a shoot on horseback (watch this space!) another rock-climbing, and some wanted to do a shoot in muddy fields with wellies on. Emma lived closest to me and so we decided to visit the local Newstead Abbey (Lord Byron’s place of birth) which has a pretty little maze that put me in mind of Alice in Wonderland. So with that very loose theme in mind, we wandered around the grounds on a very cold December morning, and I snapped away as Emma braved the weather. My trusty teapot came in handy again (I am very fond of this prop, and have used it before http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/2011/12/katheryn-edwards-photography.html) as did my stripy gloves that I gave Emma to wear because of the cold. They actually ended up looked pretty good with her wedding dress. The shoot was so much fun. I was really pleased with the results and can’t wait to do more.”

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