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Kenneth Pool Wedding Dress | Trash the Dress Chicago | Amber and Brett-Trash the Dress

Want to see what it looks like to trash a Kenneth Pool wedding dress???  Amber and Brett’s first year wedding anniversary is coming up and what better way is there to celebrate it then to shoot a trash the dress session!

So I’ve been trying to come up with ideas on how we should shoot this trash the dress session of Amber and Brett. The only thing I kept telling my friends and Giant is that I envision mud. Lol. So Giant told me of a swampy area out in the suburbs by his grandma’s place.  We took a drive out there one weekend and I knew right away that was the spot.  Amber and Brett were both crazy enough to trust me on choosing the location and the style of their trash the dress session.  I LOVE THEM for being so open-minded!!!  They’re seriously the sweetest funnest couple to hangout with.  Amber is a stunningly beautiful and SUPER SWEET and Brett is super FUUUUUNNY!!!  What a gorgeous couple they are!  I was allowed the honor to shoot their e-session last year. You can check them both out here and here.  Once we got there, my assistant that day, Jessy Hauser, sprayed on THREE layers of bug spray (Jessy was probably thinking I was nuts for being so neurotic) all throughout my body.  Can you please tell me WHY I still got bit???  We all did actually.  Argh!

It was a hot and muggy day when we did this sunset shoot.  We were all hot, sweaty, scratched up from the tall grasses, and badly bitten but it didn’t stop any of us from having fun.  I’ve got to give it to both Amber and Brett.  By the end of the shoot when they were rolling around this smelly marshy area where you can see a frog sporadically jump every so often and beavers swimming by.  Not once did they complain.  They just laughed and went with it.  I said it before and I’m going to say it again, I LOVE THEM both for being so brave and open-minded!!!  Not everyone could’ve done what they did!

Thanks Jessy Hauser for coming out to help assist!!!!

Make-up by Diem Angie Nguyen

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  • Bernadette AtterberryAugust 31, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    Just BEAUTIFUL!!! You are an amazing photographer!!

  • Bernadette AtterberryAugust 31, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    Just BEAUTIFUL!! You are an amazing photographer!!!

  • Jenna JulianneAugust 31, 2010 - 5:00 pm


  • AmalAugust 31, 2010 - 8:39 pm

    These picture are splendid! You did an awesome job Melissa trashing this dress!! LOVE it!

  • MelissaAugust 31, 2010 - 11:09 pm

    thanks so much everyone!! they were just a dream to work with!!

  • Brandon ScottSeptember 2, 2010 - 8:03 am

    Awesome shoot Mel! The second last shot is bang on!!

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