Thursday, August 14, 2008

Allie + Paul : : Trash the Dress!

First, for those who are a little shocked when hearing a phrase like "Trash the Dress", let me assure you that the ultimate goal is not to 'trash' ones' beautiful wedding gown, but to create some beautiful, artistic and romantic shots of a couple in love. Plus, what girl doesn't want to wear their wedding gown again?!

Paul and Allie were married this past June
and now reside together in Chicago. Instead of doing an engagement session, they chose instead to do a Trash The Dress session in their now hometown of Chicago. My response...Absolutely!

Tuesday my assistant for the day, my husband Jason, and I headed to their apartment to start our trek for some amazing pictures. It was an adventure right from the start and was totally great to hang out with this lovely couple again.





Jason was the perfect assistant...pink camera strap and all he didn't complain once. He truly got to see all the crazy lengths I will go through to get a shot.




After we were done with the downtown area, we hopped a plane and flew out to Hawaii for some tropical beach pictures.I kid, I kid. But I was shocked to walk onto the beach only to be greeted with palm trees planted there. Loved it!


So as I was snapping this picture....
Jason was snapping this one.
I love the skyline of Chicago. I love this city!

And now for the water portion of our shoot together.



I love this shot. It's romantic...and you would never know a large crowd was gathered behind us totally wondering if we had all lost our minds.
Allie and Paul - you two were so much fun to work with again and I loved your 'up for anything' attitude. I hope you enjoy your preview and I look forward to sharing the rest with you!

15 comments:

Allison said...

WOW! There are no other words, just ... wow. These are amazing! Thank you so much! We totally love them, and the shoot was so super fun. Also, kudos to Jason on his dress fluffing skills and that awesome photo of you! Good luck with your crazy month ahead, and thanks for comming to hang out with us in Chicago!

Jen said...

SO FUN!!!! I love that you found palm trees in Chicago :)
Beautiful images hun!!!

aletha :: pearls events said...

Wow-wow-wow. Amazing session, Amy. Of course, Allie + Paul are adorable, but these are gorgeous shots of them. I think my fav is the one of them running across the street. Love it! "busy city life" shot of the day

kristajean said...

SO FUN! I LOVE Chicago and Allie + Paul are a great looking couple! Wonderful work as always! :)

Shawn ~ Eclectic Whimsy said...

My favorite shots you've taken yet. These are incredible! How fun to do a shoot in Chicago. Love the behind the scenes shot that your hubby got and the great one of him on the L too. :)

Bree said...

I feel like a broken record, but once again AMAZING shots Amy!!!

Leslie said...

I love the water and beach shots Amy! They're awesome!!

Angie said...

These are fab, cute, and fun all at the same time! Love them love them! Even though it looks like Jason filled my shoes well, I have to say I am a bit sad that I wasn't there to participate in this session with you, Ellie and Paul!

Amy Grace said...

Awesome Pictures Amy!

I half wish that we would have did the TTD session instead of the engagement session (even though we LOVE our engagement pictures!)
There are amazing.

The Loucks Family said...

Looks like SO MUCH FUN Amy! And two thumbs up to Jason who sounded like a dream assistant, what a good hubster! ;-)

heather moore said...

Love em! If I could fit into my dress I'd totally be up for this! Awesome work as always.

Julie said...

How awesome are those?!

Amber VanDenBerg said...

These are great Amy...I wish I would have done something like this when I got married!
~Amber Dawn Wedding Consultants

Isabella said...

Amazing pieces! They are so brilliant :D Love the site!

Lisa said...

These ROCK!!
What beach was this with palm trees. Seeing that I have never seen one, Chicago might be the closest I get!!