Thursday, June 3, 2010

Trash the Dress. Downtown Greensboro, NC

The following session is one I've been wanting to do for a long time. I kept putting it off because I thought "it's more of a personal project, I have too much work to do!" but I finally just did it and you know what? I feel so much better. I feel inspired. I feel like I needed this shoot just to push myself a little further in my art. I know that there are a lot of people that don't like trash the dress sessions. To be honest, I will probably never do it with my dress. But I think this session is incredibly beautiful...

Hair and makeup was done by the incredibly talented Carla White. She is seriously amazing at what she does and I love working with her. My beautiful model is none other than my sister, Alaina. I love working with her, too.

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The dress started out with long, lacy, beaded sleeves so we trimmed it up a little before we started shooting.

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Then I gave Alaina some scissors.

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I'm pretty sure this is my favorite from the shoot. The golden sunset light was just perfect and I think the dress looks even better after we cut it!

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We were hopping in the elevator to go down and I just had to shoot a little bit here.

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Check out the amazing storm clouds that rolled in as we were headed to the car. Drama!

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, love it!

Jessica

matti carey said...

LOVE IT, i know yall had so much fun! Alaina looks amazing duh and the shots are just so dramatic, love it!

Rebecca said...

wowzers.
i'm with you - i'm not sure i'd ever do a ttd with my wedding dress (er, when i get one), but these are pretty amazing.
i can't get over how grown up and GORGEOUS alaina is either ... i really am getting old ;o)
love the pics, and love the dunk girls!

emily said...

These are amazing, Alexa. Just...wow.

Kendra @ My First Kitchen said...

My small group girls and I took pictures there last week! Yay for Greensboro parking decks! :)