July 29, 2007

Trash the Dress Orange County Laguna Beach

Trash The Dress = TTD

It's HOT (err.. or wet), it's FUN, and it's a trend that's totally sweeping the nation. After her wedding a bride can now opt to "trash the dress" during a fashion style photo shoot. She's gonna spend hundreds of dollars having it cleaned, so why not get it dirty?! The term "trash the dress" is kind of shocking though, but it really doesn't (necessarily) mean the dress will get thrashed during the shoot. It will get dirty, or even wet, but in the end, the dress comes out just fine (ahem... usually). The reality for most brides is that they will never wear that gown again, nor will their daughter want to re-use it. So why not have fun with it and get some very nice pictures? A nice option would be to donate it afterwards.

In Laguna Beach, a group of about 13 photographers, 11 brides, and the news crew from
The Orange County Register was there to cover the story. It was such a great experience to meet with different photographers and having the chance to photograph what most brides would never dare think of...Click here for the video!






I ended up getting soaked myself so I can get some closer up shots in the water - my camera and cell phone got completely submerged! The cell phone was fried, but the watertight Canon Mark IIn kept going flawlessly.






I just wanted to add a shout out to Nataly Lemus (she masterminded the event), all the couples that came out for this bash (they risked their dresses), all the crazy cool photographers that participated (they went all out), and The OC Register! You all made this memorable day happen. THANK YOU!
Tags: Trash the Dress, TTD, Laguna Beach bridal portraits, wedding dress pictures on the beach, Orange County wedding photographers

15 comments:

Ricki Ford said...

Awesome dress trash. I love last 3. Great shots!

Tim Co. said...

hot stuff man!!!

Chris+Lynn said...

LOVE that second image! And those ones on the rocks with the flare - dynamite!

sdohana said...

awesome shots man! maybe i should "swim" with my camera if to get shots like these. nice work! your color is insane!

Tim Halberg said...

NICE!!!! Looks like a freaking blast!!!!

Nataly Lemus said...

WOW! All the images are amazing! Where we in the same place? You made it look like paradise! The brides/couples are going to love all of their images! Thanks for contributing in making the TTD such a success, I learned a lot from you just by watching how you interact with the couples. You rock!

Bruce said...

Beautiful work, as expected!! I think the last b+w is my favorite ... gorgeous image!

Louis Palos said...

Greg these are awesome! Love the light in the last few. So bummed I missed this one.

Bumatay said...

Thanks all! This was definitely a blast - can't wait for the next one to happen.

Jill Higgins said...

Killer images!!! I love the light in all of them. #2 rocks - did your camera get soaked?? :)

Bumatay said...

The camera got soaked several times! My lens got some sand in the focal ring, and I had to keep spraying compressed air in the cracks over a span of three days to get rid of the gritty feeling when turning the ring. Never getting near water again...

frank amodo said...

Awesome stuff Greg! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

ScraficPhotography said...

Amazing! Absolutely love it!

Jessica C. Moritz said...

OMG! They are so beautiful! I don't know which one is my favorite, they are all amazing!

Scarlett Lillian said...

They are all fabulous of course, but I LOVE the sunset shots! I wish Florida had cool rocks like that!