I went on a little adventure with Tony & Ana for a trash the dress photo shoot at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Chicago!!
Tony & Ana were married in a courthouse wedding in San Diego. The couple had planned to later have a destination wedding in Mexico, but life had other plans for them. Being that their wedding in Mexico was no longer an option, they decided that It was still important to them to celebrate their wedding day by capturing it in photo form so that it that could be passed down later, through generations! Tony and Ana got adventurous and decided on a trash the dress photo shoot at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Chicago!
A trash the dress photo shoot can be anything that lays within your comfort zone. Brides have plunged underwater with their gowns (if your gown has multiple heavy layers this is not recommended), walked along the sandbar of their favorite beachy location, and have even used their gown as a canvas before splashing paint across it during their session!
This post-wedding photo shoot is such a great way to continue celebrating your love for one another, show off your creative side, or just plain old let loose and have some fun after the stresses of wedding planning are over!
We ran the train of Ana’s gown over slabs of wet rock at the preservice, let the elements flow through her gown (wait until you see the leaves!), and let the hem of her gown go for a bath to create that just dipped effect all along the edge. Tony and Ana held hands during their trash the dress shoot at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Chicago as they walked across the river, held each other softly, and gazed into one another’s eyes, we were able to create the exact moments they were hoping to capture for their shoot.
I asked both Tony and Ana what their favorite part was about being with one another, read what their individual answers are below!
Ana, what’s your favorite part of being with Tony?
He makes me laugh and tries to make me feel good all the time, he is always trying to show me how special I am for him.
Tony, what’s your favorite part about being with Ana?
Touching her butt and not get in trouble, and being able to make her smile even when she doesn’t want to!
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Hello lovely! I’m Jenn, Lake Bluff, Chicago, and Destination Photographer and mom to a Threenager! My end goal is to bring back that Heirloom Wedding Experience for each couple and create a personal and lasting relationship!
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