Who says you have to take your dress and box it up forever? When Melissa approached me about doing a trash the dress session, I was a little hesitant. Seeing some of the pictures of similar sessions, it didn’t seem like it would be my style. However when she explained that she didn’t exactly get the bridal portraits she had always wanted, and being down for just about anything, I agreed to this amazing shoot and I am SO glad I did. She braved the ocean and a couple hundred people staring at her on busy Clearwater Beach but it was well worth it. Not only did she have a great time and definitely “trash” her dress (literally, she put it in beach garbage can before we left) but her husband also loved the pictures as an anniversary gift! Now she has the bridal portraits she always wanted and memories in her special dress that will last a lifetime.