Trash the Prom Dress!!! (Bowling Green Senior Photographer, Bowling Green Senior Photography, Bowling Green Senior Portraits, KY, Kentucky)

Okay, technically we didn’t trash it, but we definitely got a lot of amazing shots that just wouldn’t have been possible on the night of the prom!  When Kate sent in a picture of her dress for our “trash the prom dress” contest, I immediately sent the picture over to Manuela and we agreed that we LOVED the dress.  We didn’t even wait for the end of the contest to contact Kate and let her know that she’d been chosen (which turns out to be a good thing because NOBODY else sent in a dress submission for the blog!)  Several girls expressed interest, but I think the “trash” part of the session title scared them away.  I’m happy to report that Kate’s dress is still in-tact and we didn’t throw a single mud ball at her (although we certainly would have, if it weren’t for the fact that she is planning to pass the dress along to a friend!)  And Kate probably would have let us, too, she was up for everything!  We had her waist deep in weeds, ankle deep in water, and elbows deep in dish soap.  Oh, and did I mention that we took her to two different abandoned homes full of spiders?  Yea, Kate was awesome.  And we had a blast!  Here are a few of my favorites, and I’ll be posting Manuela’s favorites soon!

Of course, we had to get at least one “traditional” headshot:

And a not-so-traditional headshot:

The umbrella was Manuela’s idea, and she actually made it!  (Isn’t that dress awesome, by the way?)

We took lots of fun shots with baloons that matched her dress perfectly (kudos to my husband who knew what color “hot pink” was when I sent him to the party store):


And this is my VERY FAVORITE… This was Manuela’s idea, too, she’s awesome!


We stayed out until the sun went down, and when we started to pass a field that offered a spectacular view of the moon, Manuela bravely went to knock on a strangers door to ask if we could photograph in it.  Manuela is our official spokesperson, because she’s German so people forgive her for being strange and asking strange questions.  Like the time we stopped at a gas station to ask if anyone knew where “the wall” was.  As my husband said later, they were probably too polite to respond with “well, honey, I believe that wall came down back in ’89…”

Speaking of being strange, we actually had an audience of curious bystanders when we took this last shot… taking pictures in the dark of a model standing in a corn field, holding balloons and wearing polka-dotted formal attire probably isn’t something people see much of in Edmonson County.  Just a guess.

Thank you, Kate, for being an AWESOME sport!!!  I hope other girls will see you rocking your dress, and consider scheduling their own “trash (or get slightly dusty) the prom dress” session!

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22 Responses to Trash the Prom Dress!!! (Bowling Green Senior Photographer, Bowling Green Senior Photography, Bowling Green Senior Portraits, KY, Kentucky)

  1. Shaye says:

    Absolutely stunning!!!

  2. Faith says:

    Wow!!!! all these pics are awesome!!! The washboard pic is my favorite!!! I wanna see more asap!!!!

  3. sheila Harlow says:

    Kate is adorable period. She is a beautiful girl. love the photos

  4. Angie says:

    A beautiful model!

  5. jamie jarboe says:

    Those are GREAT!!

  6. Cindy Bromm says:

    I love the pictures, expecially the one at the barn with washboard in hard blowing a bubble!

  7. Mary says:

    B-E-A- Utiful!!

  8. Little Kate, it brings such joy to see these photos bring out your absolute beauty for all to see. You are a special young lady =) I must say the one of you in front of the barn is adorable…LOVE IT!

  9. Michelle says:

    Love them ALL….very original and beautiful photos. You go, girls!

  10. Lauren Oller says:

    My best friend is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the pictures with the balloons the most. I love you Nancy Katherine!!!!! <3

  11. Ambrazia says:

    Kate ur just so Pretty :) love the ones that are up so far can’t wait to see some more…. Oh and ur amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Vicki says:

    These pictures were so fun and not only captured how beautiful Kate is, but also how much fun she is. Kudos to Kate and to the wonderful photographer, Rina Marie!

  13. Elizabeth says:

    You go Kate! OW! OW! :}

  14. Shelby Hilbert says:

    These are beautiful! I loved the different photo ideas, & kate looked gorgeous as usual :)

  15. Ashley says:

    Kate, you look absolutely fabulous. So gorgeous! Rina did an amazing job with your pictures. :)

  16. Jared says:

    Great pictures, who’s that model, I think I saw her in a movie once.

  17. Jessica says:

    These are beautiful and make me feel like summertime. :) I especially love the last picture you put up. What a great shot of her letting go of the balloons.

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