When I first heard the words “trash the dress,” I have to admit I was shocked at the concept. I mean, the first though in my mind wasn’t, “hey I just paid the cost of our house payment for my dress so why not trash it?” But like any good open-minded bride I had to know what this trash the dress thing was all about. I used my Google-fu and soon found some amazing images at trashthedress.com. What I quickly found out was that trash the dress didn’t actually have to mean that you trashed it (well, most of the time). It really is about having photos of you taken in your wedding attire in a relaxed environment. As soon as I saw an example of a cenote TTD, I knew that was it. I HAD to do it. It was one of those things I knew I would regret not doing.
What’s a cenote, you ask? In very basic terms, it’s a fresh water sinkhole. It sounds glamorous, I know, but just look at how beautiful they are:
Of course I was sold on having a trash the dress session almost instantly.
What I thought for sure was going to stop me was Mr. Traditional (aka Mr. Meerkat). I was so sure that he was going to think it was another one of my crazy ideas. To my surprise, he was on board the moment he saw some of the images. I think he might actually be more excited about the TTD session than I am (but just barely). We both quickly agreed we loved the water shots and rugged terrain shots and that a cenote TTD was the way we wanted to go. *happy dance*
Once again, the Meerkat luck kicked in at just the right time. We happen to be looking to book a TTD at the same time that our photographer, Del Sol, was starting a sister company called La Luna Photography. I will save you from having to read all the boring details. In the end we booked a package with an amazing photographer from La Luna, Rachel, that also included full video coverage of our TTD by Playa Weddings.
I know you’re dying to see an example, so here is a video of a TTD that Playa Weddings shot in a variety of locations.
I can’t even begin to put into words how excited I am about this!
Have you thought about doing a TTD shoot? Where are you doing yours?