It is exactly what it sounds like the dress gets trashed. It is a photography session that occurs after the wedding. It usually entails the bride and sometimes the groom destroying their wedding clothes in an extreme photoshoot. Couples usually may do this on a beach and get all messy in the sand an water. There are so many different ways to trash your dress.
These days, when considering all things photography with wedding there is already so much to consider, and now we have trash the dress? Of course photographers will showcase this work to you so that you begin to want it. And now there is this new phenomenon that I just read about in the Toronto Star the other day. There is an even newer type of photography called the “morning after” sessions. So basically these are shots of the couple “after” their nuptial bliss. If you do want to read this article… here’s the link. Pretty funny and interesting: http://www.thestar.com/living/article/1249795–morning-after-wedding-photos-can-be-tasteful-yet-sensual-says-nyc-photographer-who-began-the-trend
My personal opinion on this type of photography is that it seems nice, but it is just so frivolous. And personally, I am going to be getting married on a budget, so trash the dress and morning after sessions are just not part of that. And also, you have to think, is this really worth it? Am I going to look back at these photographs when I am older and be impressed that I have these.
You also got to think, with the worth of it all? How much is too much? What may seem like fun might turn out tragically, like it did for a bride from Quebec. She was doing a trash the dress session by a river and fell in the water. Because her dress was so heavy, she drowned in it. It is a tragic and socking thing, but definitely puts things into perspective. If you want to read more about this: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1248362–quebec-bride-s-tragic-drowning-shines-light-on-trash-the-dress-phenomenon