It's no secret that one of my favorite things to photograph are Rock The Dress sessions, but it may not be for the reasons you would expect. A Rock The Dress session is a photo shoot sometime after a couple's wedding - it could be a day, week, month or year after. Really it can be whenever, wherever. It's a beautiful session where I have the freedom to photograph a couple when the sunlight is the most ideal, take our time with no schedule restrictions and select a perfect location.
Some call it a "Trash the Dress" session, but because I know some of my bride's would prefer not to truly ruin their wedding gowns, I call it a "Rock the Dress" session! :)
So why is this kind of session one of my favorite things to photograph? Well besides the reasons above, these unique sessions are a sweet symphony of love, candidness, and reminiscing. It's so beautiful to hear the couple remember the happiest day of their life and see the day through their eyes - the moments that moved them the most. The feelings they will never forget. All the tangible details that helped make their amazing wedding what it was - the flowers, the cake, the gown, the music - have all faded, but what remains are two people married and so deeply in love. The heart of their wedding wasn't about these details anyway, but about two souls coming together and being bonded forever as husband and wife.
We photographed Kim and Mike's Rock the Dress session the day after Key West destination wedding earlier this month and it was everything and more. It was the day after their wedding, but even more importantly, it was the first full day of their marriage. Being able to photograph them on THAT special day was such an honor. And amazing. And beautiful. And moving. And did I say amazing?! Lucky for Chris and I, these two newlyweds were up for anything and down for whatever. With their first day of marriage, a breathtaking Key West sunset, and wading into the ocean, this session still leaves me swooning and daydreaming!!
Here are just a few of my favorites from their beach Rock the Dress session! And to see their gorgeous wedding, feel free to click here.