The "Trash the Dress" trend in Wedding Photography has officially arrived here at MeFOTO. Started about 10 years ago in Las Vegas, the hot trend features photographs of brides ruining their dresses with water, paint, mud and even fire in the most unusual environments for such finery.
The ritual is meant to symbolize the bride's devotion to her new husband as the dress can never be worn again. For many, the images from these irreverent shoots offer not only an unique memory, but also a very personal form of artistic expression.
Shiggy Ichinomiya, last week's SideKick360 winner, shares his experience in creating this image:
"My friend Lara wanted to do a "Trash the Dress" or "Drown the Gown" Wedding Dress shoot. We decided to do the photo shoot by the beach at sunset. I had the couple lay down on the dry sand. And without telling them that a wave was approaching, I started to shoot three frames. Lara and David did not flinch as they were pounded by the wave. If you look closely, you can see Lara's pink/red toenails and what's amazing is that the water that sprayed over Lara's head created what looks like a "water veil."' - Shiggy