Trash the Dress Shoot 1: Cindy

Hi Bellas,

I finally got the pics from the first Trash The Dress Shoot I did a few months ago. For those of you unfamiliar with this type of's basically a gathering of photographers and a model who volunteers to "trash" her wedding dress. The model is put in unexpected surroundings to contrast her beautiful gown. I've seen shots where models have been in the middle of a swamp, graffiti covered even had her gown set on fire!

It's a big committment to volunteer your dress...but our model didn't mind at all!

Unfortunately, I didn't get a lot of shots of her makeup. There were about 6 photographers there and I couldn't get in touch with a bunch of them to get the pictures :(

My task was to give the model makeup that would last. The shoot was about 6 hours long, taking place in the forest and in the middle of the Chatahoochee River. Let's just say that I needed water-proof everything. The model had beautiful blue eyes that I emphasized with dark blue liner. I went for a pretty pink lip and some creamy foundation and that was it. The model had mature skin and some lines, so I had to keep the makeup light in order to not emphasize areas we wanted to cover.

It was a really great experience. While on the set I was also able to learn a lot about lighting, posing, and assisting.

Here's What I Used (All MAC unless otherwise specified):

-prep and prime skin
-fast reponse eye cream
-cinema secrets foundation
-graftobian powder
-graftobian creme blush
-sculpt sculpting powder
-fix plus spray

-Two Faced shadow insurance
-bare canvas paint
-shroom e/s
-deep truth e/s
-freshwater e/s
-fluidline in blacktrack
-L'oreal voluminous mascara in waterproof

-subculture lipliner
-4N lipstick
-2N lipglass

The shots came out great. Credits to Allan Levene Photography, Slava Slavik Photography, MMFotography, and Rhonda Klakow with Life to Image Photography.

Cindy was actually about 10 feet up in a stone wall in the middle of the forest. She climbed up there using a ladder.

In the middle of the Chattahoochee River. Her dress got soaked! And it was kinda stinky, lol.

The cute pink rain boots she wore under her dress.

You can see the makeup a little bit better here...but not really, lol. It was a pretty natural look. She climbed up this huge tree that was leaning over the that's guts!

See what I mean when I said I needed waterproof makeup?

Till next time, Ciao Bellas!