trash the dress

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Would you get in the water in your wedding dress?  After a friend’s stunning post-wedding photographs turned up on Facebook, and many of the most fabulous photos were those of lovely bride and dress taking a dip in the hotel swimming pool, I couldn’t help but ponder, “would I dare take the plunge in my wedding couture?”

Apparently, “trash the dress” is a post-wedding phenomenon.  John Michael Cooper, a Las Vegas photographer, swears by “trash the dress.”  Cooper was one of the first photographers to encourage his brides to take part in these non-traditional photographs of the bride in funky locations doing things that most brides would never dream of doing, like splashing in fountains, playing football,  or rolling in the sand.

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And who can forget this gorgeous underwater engagement shoot


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