Everyone that has gotten married and has a wedding dress, sometimes ask themselves "What I am going to do with this dress?" Some brides give it away, sell it, leave it in their closet for years (that would be me), cut it and use it for fabric for sentimental items, or they end up doing something similar to this.
This couple is celebrating their 10 year anniversary this year. They have two beautiful children and are one of the most amazing little families I have ever met.
I remember when this mother called me and told me she wanted to trash her dress. We went back and forth on how to trash it. We came up with either having a paint war, finding a mud hole, or going into a lake. She really wanted to get into the lake. I was a little hesitant with the lake considering it was FREEZING! Plus, there wasn't a whole lot of mud in the lake to really get the dress dirty. This mother was a trooper. Have you seen all the videos floating around social media on the cold water challenge? I think this lady and her husband has out beaten all of them. They stood in this water for a good 10 minutes. I kept asking "Are you ok? Are you sure you still want to stay in there?" Their response? "We are great, it's not too bad."
First thing that we did during this photo shoot was take some family pictures. It was a gorgeous night out and we went up to the wineries up at Seneca Lake. I wished I lived closer to these wineries because I think I would hold every single photo shoot there during the spring and summer. It was gorgeous there. The vineyards weren't in bloom yet but they still made everything beautiful.
Second thing we did was have her daughter get in her mother's dress. She was amazing! This little girl was so awesome. She posed mostly herself and she was quite the little model. She is a gorgeous little girl and she really enjoyed being in this dress. She had an enormous smile on her face most of the time and laughed at her little brother making faces at her from behind me. The best part is that someday, when she gets married, she can do similar poses with her mother and daddy. It will make some great memories to hang on her living room wall when she gets older and a treasure she will hold for a lifetime.
Lastly, Trash the Dress time! What a blast!!! It was a chilly evening and the wind was crazy. I was so worried about the weather and the temperature but everything seemed to work out just the way we planned.
Hope you all enjoy the pictures!
If anyone else wants to do a trash the dress session, get a hold of me and we can start planning!
Happy 10 Year Anniversary Elaine and Leon!!