09 Jan Maui Destination Wedding – Trash the Dress (pt9)
Wow, ok… the last and final installment to this whole shebang, the trash the dress shoot. We met-up the day after the wedding, around sunset. Leeann and Daymeon’s condo was just down the block from mine, so we just met at the beach that at across the street. Now, these might be my favorite shots from the whole week. It was my first ‘trash the dress’ shoot, so I was pretty excited.
The scene was pretty funny. We roll up, girl in wedding dress, guy with big camera, and Alice (my assistant) walking around to a good-sized mobile softbox. Toss girl with big white dress into the surf and everyone walking the beach stops to watch. There were actually other groups down there taking pics of family and friends. Before you know it, they have turned their cameras on us, taking pics of us doing our thing. Before you knew it, a crowd had gathered, with probably 30 sets of eyes on the shoot.
Before we got to the trashing, I shot Leeann for a bit with just her feet in the water.
Then we brought Daymeon in for a few smootchin’ shots (kids, cover your eyes).
The sun was dippin’ lower, so for our last set we laid Leeann down in the surf. Colors started to pop, nice warm tones.
Love the foot sticking out for balance on this one.
Couple fun pics here. One of Leeann getting a little overwhelmed by a wave, almost going under. Then one of her showing off her “trashed” dress. When we were done, you can bet that dress was FULL of sand. Thanks for the fun shoot, Leeann!
That officially wraps the wedding photographic adventure. Phew! Well, I hope you guys enjoy the VERY in-depth look into this destination wedding. It was an absolute blast! I already have the itch to go back…
The only thing left is for you photographers out there. Video coming soon on how this was all photographically executed, what equipment was selected for the trip, etc.