Leanne + Jake (& Matt!) – Trash the Dress Photo Shoot, Toronto

According to Wikipedia…

Trash the dress, also known as fearless bridal or rock the frock, is a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place. It is generally shot in the style of fashion and glamour photography.

Usually brides decide to have pictures taken on a beach, but other locations include city streets, rooftops, garbage dumps, fields, and abandoned buildings.

Some sources claim that the trend was originally started in 2001 by Las Vegas wedding photographer John Michael Cooper[1]. However, the idea of destroying a wedding dress has been used in Hollywood symbolically since at least October 1998 when Meg Cummings of the show Sunset Beach ran into the ocean in her wedding dress after her wedding was badly interrupted.

A model often wears a ball gown, prom dress or wedding dress, and may effectively ruin the dress in the process by getting it wet, dirty or in extreme circumstances tearing or destroying the garment.

It may be done as an additional shoot after the wedding, almost as a declaration that the wedding is done and the dress will not be used again. It is seen as an alternative to storing the dress away, never to be seen again.

This version of Trash the Dress was a little more subtle and a little less “trashy”! Jake (Leanne’s horse), has been a huge part of Leanne’s life and she wanted to make sure he was, in some way, a part of her wedding. A month after Leanne & Matt’s wedding, we spent a gorgeous Sunday afternoon at Jake’s home, the Myrtle Ridge Ranch in Whitby. What a treat for us! Jake was unbelievable, so beautiful and well-behaved and Leanne, well, words can’t begin to describe her! We were thrilled at a second chance to photograph Matt & Leanne together!

We hope to see you guys again soon!