When your bride also happens to be a CrossFit Coach and you ask her to climb a tree, she doesn’t even bat an eye. She hikes up her dress and hoists herself up! Not only is Robyn strong enough to pull herself up into huge trees, she is an absolute beauty to photograph, with a dress that fits her like a dream. Although this session technically falls into the category of “Trash the Dress” no dress was permanently damaged in the making of these photographs. Whether you’re looking to actually trash your dress by swimming in the ocean or frolicking in a mud puddle or you simply want some photos that are slightly more risky than the ones you took on your wedding day, photos that might make your dress a bit more sandy or dirty, without actually damaging your dress, Trash the Dress sessions are some of my favourite to shoot!
And Robyn’s was no different, from climbing the wild fruit trees to balancing on the ocean rocks to running through the forest, we had a great time one evening during sunset in East Sooke Regional Park. There is an abundance of beautiful parks with incredible beaches, golden fields, amazing mountains or beautiful orchards all over the south island, and East Sooke Park has almost everything you could want in a backdrop! It’s one of my faviourite places to take couples, families or bridal parties and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to take Robyn there for this shoot after her wedding day 🙂