austin wedding photographers – trash the dress with paint

I love color. When the Museum of Modern Art did their color exhibit I was so happy to wander around their halls. Bright, beautiful colors make me happy.

When I got a chance to do my first trash the dress session, using paint was an easy choice.

Before there is too much outcry about how pretty the dress is and how could you throw paint on it, please know that there was a really large stain on the front of the dress. It was unlikely that it would ever be re-used as a wedding dress. So we decided to play and make art with it.

Emily was very fearless. She was the one that suggested climbing up a tree. Thankfully, Andy was assisting me and helped her up a tree despite the layers and layers of tulle.

When it came time to play with the paint, we started out with her painting some white flowers pink, and slowly dripping it over the dress.

Creation, destruction, art. Here are the results.

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facebook comments:

March 7, 2011 - 9:17 am

Carrie - Gorgeous Nadine!

March 7, 2011 - 9:26 am

Leah Muse - That first picture is awesome. Love the lighting and how.. natural it seems for her to be in the tree.

March 7, 2011 - 9:40 am

Elissa - I really like the one fourth from the bottom (and, of course, the one posted right above it, the one you teased us with for what feels like weeks!). She looks like a fairy princess in her natural element. Pretty!

March 7, 2011 - 10:26 am

Lara - Yeah, that is a gorgeous dress. But pretty photos are a good substitute. Cool ideas and I love the last shot – so cute!

March 7, 2011 - 10:35 am

Shell Bailey - Adorable! These have such a delicate, ethereal feel to them, I love it.

March 7, 2011 - 10:43 am

Sarah Der - ARE YOU EVEN SERIOUS. This is one of the loveliest and coolest TTD sessions I’ve ever seen! I love it so, so much and could this girl have been cuter: no. She is lovely.

March 7, 2011 - 11:40 am

Kristi Wright - The first photo is so beautiful. Great job!

March 7, 2011 - 12:27 pm

Daniel from San Diego - Wow, that’s awesome! The dress is beautiful and the light is great! The paint brings a lot of life! Love her face on the last shot!

March 7, 2011 - 2:28 pm

Darko - Great work – beautiful lighting!

March 7, 2011 - 2:47 pm

Galen & Derek - The lighting in that third shot is awesome! Have to say I’m jealous of the subject matter :) Well done!

March 7, 2011 - 6:01 pm

Natalie Gibbs - What a beautiful, serene looking bride. Part of me kind of hates to see such a gorgeous, unique dress get painted, but it’s clear you all had a good time and I know she will love the photos. The last shot is precious.

March 7, 2011 - 7:12 pm

Leo Druker - This is so amazing! The lighting – the entire concept is executed perfectly :) What a terrific session.

March 7, 2011 - 8:04 pm

Nora - Oh Wow! These are absolutely beautiful Nadine. Well done.

March 7, 2011 - 10:17 pm

Kyle - Wow, these are so dramatic yet almost from another world at the same time. Great work, Nadine!

March 8, 2011 - 12:37 am

Kat Forsyth - Omigosh, that is so frikkin cool! I’d have loved to see the shot where the paint got ON her, though – did you paint/throw it on yourself? That must have been fun!

I love how the flowers go PERFECTLY with the paint.

March 8, 2011 - 2:18 am

Albert Palmer - Holy crap these are cool! Beautiful lighting – stunning work.

March 8, 2011 - 7:05 am

Becca Dilley - Wow, that dress is so gorgeous, and the colors of the paint are perfect for it!

March 8, 2011 - 8:52 am

Razvan - That’s how you proper trash a dress! Great job!

March 8, 2011 - 8:59 am

Nessa K - This is one of the most whimsical trash the dress sessions I’ve seen, Nadine. =)

March 9, 2011 - 3:52 pm

Keao - Wow, her dress is beautiful. And it just flows with the setting and your processing. My favorite is the third image even though you can’t see her face (she’s so beautiful) because of the lighting. It looks ethereal.

March 10, 2011 - 2:14 am

Christine - Love these! That paint just makes the dress so gorgeous and amazing! Beautiful!

March 17, 2011 - 8:22 am

Jamie - You rocked this shot! And I agree with Christine – the paint really adds to the beauty here! Just lovely!

March 18, 2011 - 10:22 am

Alex - I’m in love with this session! Amazing! :)

March 25, 2011 - 12:38 pm

Heather - These are gorgeous!! I adore the concept- well done!

April 10, 2011 - 11:57 pm

Kelly Cummings - I do love that dress. It’s a shame it had a stain on it, that neckline is divine. And I love that the paint doesn’t look silly, just lovely.

April 26, 2011 - 7:09 pm

Danielle - oh these are fabulous!

June 23, 2011 - 9:45 am

Heather - This could be the beginning of a strange movie with a bride who has lost her mind, almost insane. the 9th one is my favorite. Are you going to sell photobooks of your work?

July 20, 2011 - 12:04 pm

Nicole Glazier - I hope she kept the dress! It looks so pretty still!! :)

March 1, 2012 - 12:02 am

admin - Just letting you guys know that I re-edited the images today just to make the editing style more consistent with my current style :)

November 28, 2012 - 5:51 pm

mtmstudio - Wow! excellent work! Love the second one! You did trash that dress indeed!:)

January 12, 2013 - 6:02 pm

Fotograf Ślubny - Woooow great pictures, congratulations

February 17, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Stephen Shefrin - I love how we start with her looking like an angel and then descend into the trashing. Nice concept. good work

April 9, 2013 - 3:10 pm

Chris - That is a incredibly awesome trash the dress photo shoot! The effect of the paint is stunning!

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November 11, 2013 - 1:46 pm

Andrew Hind - This REALLY is trash the dress – completely beyond repair. Absolutely love this and what a fantastic couple – amazing photo shoot, I’m so glad I came across it!

December 2, 2013 - 5:30 am

Beautiful Life Wedding Films - Wow!! Amazing. Great photos and can’t believe she did that to such a beautiful dress.

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London wedding photographer Big Day Weddings - Love that forest light and colours! Good work as usual

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