Real Weddings: Trash the dress…..Dogs, forests and fountains

As you know I LOVE Trash the dress shoots, (I still have mine to post up, I haven’t forgotten) so I was delighted when Shuva Rahim from Accent Photographics in Iowa contacted me with this shoot that she had photographed recently.

The couple are Tim and Heather Olson and the shoot took place at Coralville Lake’s Devonian Fossil Gorge and Coralville Dam, in Coralville, Iowa, in May 2010.

Shuva tells me: ‘I first met Heather less than a year ago when she was the DJ for one of my couples. She and Tim married in 2006, and at one point this year casually asked me about doing a Trash-the-Dress session. The Trash shoot in my book is not so much about getting the wedding dress dirty, as it is about getting bridal photos in an unconventional location. However, Heather had been thinking about doing a Trash-the-Dress shoot for some time. In her words: I thought this was an especially great idea for us because we HATE our wedding photos (they’re boring, unflattering, and just awful) so this seemed like a good way to get a re-do. But this “re-do” was going to be a nutty, crazy, off-the-wall alternative – and include the couple’s 3 dogs.
At the last minute, we decided to change the location from a dog park to the Devonian Fossil Gorge at Coralville Lake. Heather wore her actual wedding dress (a simple, elegant dress she found in a vintage store), and Tim was decked out in a suit. It was a blazing hot million degrees out. We weren’t going to complain given we’d already rescheduled several times due to rain, and um… oh, Heather is also pregnant – with triplets – and didn’t care to do a maternity shoot.’

Thanks so much to Shuva Rahim for sending in these pictures for more infomation about her work go to:

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