Trash The Dress with Adrian & Racheal

Let me intro a bit on trash the dress concept:


Source: Wikipedia

Trash the dress, also known as fearless bridal or rock the frock, is a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place. It is generally shot in the style of fashion and glamour photography.Usually brides decide to have pictures taken on the beach, but other locations include city streets, rooftops, garbage dumps, fields, and abandoned buildings.Some sources claim that the trend was originally started in 2001 by Las Vegas wedding photographer John Michael Cooper[1]. However, the idea of destroying a wedding dress has been used in Hollywood symbolically since at least October 1998 when Meg Cummings of the show Sunset Beach ran into the ocean in her wedding dress after her wedding was badly interrupted.A model often wears a ball gown, prom dress or wedding dress[2], and may effectively ruin the dress in the process by getting it wet, dirty or in extreme circumstances tearing or destroying the garment. It may be done as an additional shoot after the wedding, almost as a declaration that the wedding is done and the dress will not be used again. It is seen as an alternative to storing the dress away, never to be seen again.


Know Racheal thru another couple 10 months ago. From time to time we do chat online for some crazy ideas on her wedding days including games and even trash the dress ideas sharing. And yes!!! lol she agree on my suggestion and best is we are doing it immediately after the tea ceremony, a real trash the dress concept !!

I met both Adrian and Racheal recently on my Australia Prewedding Trip for a quick drink. They are really nice and friendly, of course fun couple.. hope to see you again ya!!

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  • Edwin LayJuly 24, 2009 - 2:18 pm

    wooo… sweet… especially the torch part!

  • Pamelyn Tan-CorsiJuly 24, 2009 - 2:33 pm

    Very creative and it’s a great and fresh idea. Keep up the wonderful work. I enjoy viewing your photos.

  • DavidJuly 24, 2009 - 2:35 pm

    Woah bro! That seriously is trashing the dress! That is awesome wei although I do feel somewhat sorry for it haha

  • opsJuly 24, 2009 - 3:00 pm u make me addict to this collection. Awesome great “Art Work”

  • Anthony PhanJuly 24, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    Wow lau arh bro. doing it real……this is a very expensive creative style of P. shooting ! Thanks for sharing.

  • Eddie LeeJuly 24, 2009 - 3:14 pm

    Edwin, awesome stuff man!!!! You guys are pace setter!!!

  • suan gaikJuly 24, 2009 - 3:16 pm

    Good work! How about a “trash the suit” series too for the guy? hehehe…….

  • calvin khooJuly 24, 2009 - 8:41 pm

    Great shot ……& feel hopefully d couple didn’t complain about their clothes get dirty 🙂

  • Laurel AustinJuly 24, 2009 - 8:43 pm

    They torched it! You are so creative! And they are so willing!

  • Audrey TanJuly 25, 2009 - 12:00 am

    Oh..gosh. Is so creative and artistic. Keep up the good work Edwin.

  • Jess PohJuly 29, 2009 - 8:08 pm

    this is absolutely brilliant. I love the concept of it.. and your shots are top notch! Your post production is flawless, would love to pick up a few tips from ya.

  • ivyisabelleJuly 31, 2009 - 1:31 pm

    Love the shot.. and very innovative indeed. Ermmm.. think i should consider it too =P

  • stephAugust 3, 2009 - 6:39 pm

    this is a really cool set. =) hats off! =)

  • Ken WongAugust 10, 2009 - 9:56 am

    Cool photos! Excellent job!!

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Yes, this is a dream to me, I daydream a lot and let me share with you a few of my dreams here. I always dream of creating a website to record every moments of my life and share with my kiddo when their grow up one day and also dream about carrying my cameras and travel around the world, see the world thru my eye,yes, I love travel, it is my ultimate dream to travel around the world, learning thru travel is the best dream I ever have. Dream is an initial point to me. It help me to look at what I really want in my life. As Malaysia Wedding Photographer with international wedding photography membership (WPJA, AGWPJA, WPPI & PPA), I started my photography passion at the end of year 2007. Like most of the beginners, I was purely having fun with my DSLR capturing my family members portraits and events. After attend the talk by one of the master wedding photographer, it change my whole world. I was so touched by the slideshow shown on the projector for the showcase of prewedding and church wedding, the touching moments, the dramatic angles, all these impact was so strong that it hit direct into my heart and awake my passion towards wedding photography. From there onwards, I have focus all my passion on wedding photography and never feel more satisfied when I capture the moments for couple which last for a life time. Whenever I imagine the couple looking back those photos captured by me in ten, fifteen years from now and think, "yeah, that was the moments" "look, how silly you was!" "oh, I cried when I first saw you walks down the aisle i", "yes, I remember what your dad told me that day when he placed your hand in my right hand from his arm after walks down the aisle".. all these keep my heart warm and keep me going on & on for this long path without a single regret or tiredness ...

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