We love what we are seeing coming from behind the lens of Brisbane wedding photographer, Kelsea K Photography. Kelsea is an incredible photographer and we are so excited to share her new concept with you!
A ‘rock the dress’ shoot is an alternative to the ever popular ‘trash the dress’ shoot, except for the fact that the bride can still keep her dress when she is done. Kelsea explains:
“I came up with the idea because I follow a lot of bridal groups and saw a big divide between the pro ‘trash the dress’ brides and the anti ‘trash the dress’ ones. For brides, there were only two options: either you got back into your dress or you didn’t.”
“I started researching ‘trash the dress’ ideas and came across this incredible photo of a bride standing on top of a mountain in New Zealand – she was well and truly rocking her dress. So, I knew I wanted to do something like that. I put up a post on Facebook and about 50 brides sent me photos of their dresses and why they wanted to do this shoot. Most of them said it was because they didn’t get nice photos of their wedding day, mainly because they didn’t hire a professional photographer. So, I decided to do the promo shoot with a past bride (and good friend) Sara, and then give away another session to a bride whose photographer didn’t turn up on her wedding day.”
“Sara had so much fun on the day. We drove to the location together, stopping off at the Rocklea Flower Markets on the way, and Sara crafted her flower crown in the car while I drove. The inspiration for the shoot was long wavy hair, a flowing dress, flower crown and a bit boho bride mixed in. I knew I wanted mountains in the background as that was an element from initial photograph that inspired me, so we headed north of Brisbane to find a beautiful lake. Everything came together and we got beautiful shots of Sara back in her Anna Campbell Eden gown, which she could never destroy like they do in ‘trash the dress’ sessions.”
These photos of Sara are breath-taking and it makes us want to jump back into our gowns and pose for the camera again…
Credit: MUA: Antoinette of Creative Colour Artistries | Hair: Laura of Stella Hair Woollongabba