One of the best parts of traveling are the photos you get to enjoy after your trip. But would you add a “trash the dress” or “rock the frock” style of photography to your mix of photos? Never heard of the term? Read on…apparently it’s the latest fad in photography and travel destinations are getting in on the action (pun intended).
“Trash the dress” or “rock the frock” got it name after a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place. Photographers generally shoot the scene in the style of fashion or glamour photography.
Celebrities are taking note of the fad, too. Most recently, Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and the former Philadelphia Eagle Krystle Campbell participated in their own Trash the Dress shoot when they got married last year in Hawaii.
Typically, the bride wears a ball gown or her wedding dress and deliberately sets out to ruin the dress in the process of getting it wet, dirty or destroying it by tearing the garment. Locations can include city streets, abandoned buildings or bodies of water. For ideas, there are even Pinterest pages dedicated to this form of photography.
Travel destinations are now making it easy for visitors to participate in the trend. The Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa helps guests arrange a two-hour photo shoot with its in-house photographer, Tania.
Working with Tania, the bride and groom can run along pristine white sandy beaches with their own set of props, create images that would suit a surreal pre-Raphaelite approach to painting, have a water fights, catch fish, jump (or be pushed) into swimming pools – Tania, the in-house photographer can create a fantastic library of amusing or serene images.
The experience allows the couple to have fun while Tania creates the best environment for the images to be taken. As in the spirit of the photography style, guests can be as calm or as foolish as they wish since it’s meant to be a fun photo shoot and let Tania use her fantastic eye to bring them a collection of photographs to enjoy forever.
Would you try a “trash the dress” or “rock the frock” photography shoot?
Megy Karydes is founder of Wandering Tastes, a lifestyle and travel site that is meant to inspire adventure and exploration through traveling and food.