Wednesday, September 24, 2008

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!


Askmewhats said...

Ren, I'm sure they all look great! It is a great concept and a fun shoot for sure! i am so proud of you sis really! You've gone a looongg way! God bless!

Wes said...

That's interesting... Not sure if I'd wanna trash a wedding dress though (unless you're getting divorced a few weeks later, lol).

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Naturally pretty! Good job. :-)

Dao said...

That is such a beautiful dress and the makeup is so natural.

shasta said...

I am loving the first shot, with the model stepping into her shoes.

Hmm, very brave model you have there, if I had a wedding dress, I would keep it forever! Unless of course the groom is a loser (now why would I want to marry someone like that???)

Beauty is Androgynous said...

thats pretty cool. i've never heard of this before.

I'm too sentimental I wouldn't trash my dress.

its funny cuz her dress still looks perfectly fine after being in water and whatnot.

Dominican Enigma said...

I would never trash my dress though. lol,especially because mine will be a Vera Wang (at least in my dreams it will) lol

Product Junkie Diva said...

She has a very natural look which works for her. It looks like the shoot was a lot of fun.

Ethereal Prey said...

lol, trash the dress, some girls spend $$$$$ on a dress they wear for one day and then trash it. well her makeup looks good regardless! great work!

PBW said...

Awesome job! Wet or dry, she looked great!

yummy411 said...

great shoot! she was a great model to.. working the scene.. in that river.. wow!

Arianne said...

I actually considered trashing my dress when I get married. It just feels like too much clutter to keep it in my closet after wearing it for a day. Of course I'm too young to get married, but in a few years we'll see what I'll do.

This, of course, depends on how much the dress actually cost. :)

The bride looked beautiful!

Mary said...

I love the pictures!! very natural and pretty!

you and the photographers did an awesome job

Jaimie @ Just Kiss 'N Makeup said...

Great shots! Can't wait to get mine. Oh girl, i have to tell you what happened with the girl and Allen. Drama!

Yellow Fever said...

gorgeous work! Too bad you couldn't get some close-ups-I know what that feels like =( I can still tell she has on great makeup though-especially in the water shots!

An Indian's makeup musings said...

Excellent makeup ! She looks as fresh as a flower with all that water ! Great water proof makeup choices, I guess. The water shots are amazing !

Ness said...

I love the concept of the photo shoot! If I ever get married, that's the concept I wanted to use after my wedding ceremony. I want to get married in the caribbean so I wanted to do a few in the water (ocean)shots w/ my hubby or pool shots and I wouldn't mind getting it wet, it's not like I'm gonna wear it And seeing the model pics made me want to do it even more! :) Great post!

CupcakeLove said...

Wow that does take a lot of guts to do with a wedding dress ! You did a fantastic job on her make up =) Definitely waterproof *thumbs up*