Either my friends and I are really insane or really creative. I’m sure this will be open for debate.
At one of our monthly dinners, the topic of Trash-the-Dress Shoots came up. Wendy was a two-dress bride and had been unable to get good photos of her custom made reception dress. This brought up the fact that a few of us hadn’t gotten photos of ourselves in our wedding dresses that we actually liked. Someone threw it out there that we should all do a shoot together. We laughed it off . Then, someone brought up this episode of “Friends”
Friends Episode “The One with All the Dresses”
and the idea caught on like wildfire. We all became friends while planning our weddings. Had it not been for our simultaneous wedding planning none of us would have met. A group TTD shoot was both ridiculous and perfect. I was a bit skeptical that we would actually do this and that I would actually fit in my dress. I should not have been.
My dress fit and a few of others were ready and willing. Our trusty photographer Jordana agreed to do the photos. Today was the day for the shoot and the reason for the bouquets in my previous post. Out of the our group of 12, 5 of us showed up to do this shoot.
Some highlights of the shoot
- Someone asking us if we were lesbians doing a group commitment ceremony.
- Running around a carnival at a local park and getting kicked out for not being “authorized” to take photos.
- A random guy asking us if he could take our picture
- All the puzzled looks we got from passers-by
- Improvising a beer opener with my my keychain carabiner
- Three words – Popcorn and Beer
It was completely nuts, but I had a good time. I won’t say anymore. Instead I will share some of my polaroids and quick shots from the shoot.
Jeannette, Paola, Marisa, Joellaann, Jenny, & Janice – We missed you!
Check out www.hazelnutphotographyblog.com for more pics.