2010-09-02 / Top News

Here come the brides, there go the gowns

BY CINDY PIERCE

It sounds crazy, but once the big day is over, some modern brides vow to “Trash the Dress” in a photo session that no doubt makes for some interesting last shots in the wedding album.

Photographer and instructor Peggy Farren of Photography Naples planned a Trash the Dress session as a way to give area photographers and models some portfolio-worthy experience. With a $10-per-dress limit, Ms. Farren scoured thrift shops, Craig’slist and friends’ extra closets and came up with 26 gowns for the shoot. Makeup and hair-styling services were donated by Wedding Styles by Michele, Nancy Joseph Salon and David Frohmberg, Salon International.

With that, more than 30 photographers and 15 models said “I do” to getting down and dirty last Saturday morning.

As expected, most of the dresses were trashed (and were far enough out of fashion that it didn’t matter), but Ms. Farren says some came clean after a few hours of soaking in her swimming pool.

The date hasn’t been set yet, but those remarkably resilient gowns have been promised for a future “Trash the Dress” session. Check www.photographnaples. com for invitations and your chance to RSVP. 








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