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:
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!
HOW CUTE IS SHE????!!!
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!