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Stacey & Todd's Boston "Trash" the dress

So if you don't remember, Stacey and Todd were married this past summer on Martha's Vineyard.

You can check out their wedding day here on the blog.

...but after their summer wedding was over they wanted to do some photos this fall in their two favorite spots, the Boston Common and also at The Copley Plaza Hotel.

Both were stunning choices.

This was my first trash the dress and I hope not my last!

*Note* this squirrel was insistent on following me.

I apologized and informed him that I had no food. He didn't seem too amused.


So let me just say ladies, that you do NOT have to "trash" your dress.

Some adventurous bride out decided after their wedding they were going to roll in the mud in their wedding dress and have someone take photos of it.

So the term "trash the dress" was born.

If you're into mud rolling and such I am game if you are, but you do not have to get it dirty.

You can however wear your beautiful dress again : ) just like Stacey did.

Stacey and Todd had a ball as people yelled out "CONGRATS!!" over and over all day.

Stacey graciously beamed her thanks and we kept on shooting.

It was like getting married all over again, minus their officiant and guests.

Just Stacey and Todd.

Well and the 200 plus people that were in the Boston Common that warm and sunny afternoon.

It was packed so my challenge was to make it seem like they were the only ones in the park.

Well and this guy playing the accordion.

He serenaded us <3 so he doesn't count.

So we walked around and explored the park in full on wedding attire, because we're awesome like that.

They looked great too, complete with Todd's tie that matched Stacey's nails.

A woman after my own heart...she loves to coordinate, haha.

If you've never visited the Boston Common definitely go!

It's one of the first places my husband took me to in Boston, back when we were first dating. I fell in love with it.

Everyone just sits outside, relaxes and enjoys nature in the hustle and bustle of a busy city.

It's magical.

Stacey wanted some shots with the willow tree branches and I was happy to take them!

They looked so cute all snuggled up underneath them.

I had a lot of fun yelling directions over to them from the other side of this bridge, haha.

I saw this shot in my mind and HAD to make it happen.

I am crazy like that ; )

I also made them sit on these stairs, which made it pretty confusing for the people coming down but they stopped and waited a few moments for us : )

On our way out of the park we stopped by to see the statue of the Boy and the Bird.

It was actually made by Todd's great aunt, so we had to get a shot next to it!

Then it was off to the hotel for part 2 of our amazing session!

Three words...

LOVE this hotel!

I can see why Stacey and Todd do too.

The hotel was gracious enough to let us to take some photos inside!

Stacey said her vision for this part was grand.

Yeah I would say mission accomplished ; )

With a back drop like this it's hard not to feel elegant and royal, right??

Stacey thanked me that day and said how much fun she and Todd had.

I ALWAYS want my clients to feel that taking their photo during a session is an adventure, not something they have to do.

It is suppose to be fun after all, it's YOUR day <3

...and fun we had.

Trash the dress sessions are a FANTASTIC way to have more shots of you as a couple without the crazy pressures of your wedding day.

You get to feel the magic all over again and share that experience in any spot you'd like.

I am contemplating one myself as a recent bride this past summer!

I ended their session with something I definitely wanted to do to give their favorite spot that old fashioned classic feel.

Such a beautiful couple!

Congrats again Stacey and Todd, as always it was amazing shooting you two!! Until the next time ; )

<3 Ashley

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