What is a "Rock the Dress" session (also known as "Trash the dress")? Ooooooh just give me a quick visual minute to explain! This is one of my favorite times of year for exactly this reason! So much creativity goes through my mind, my heart nearly explodes! And let me strike through the phrase "Trash" and replace it with "CELEBRATE!"
I love love love all these prom pictures being posted on the weekends this time of year! Obviously, being a senior portrait photographer, I like to take prom pictures to a whole other level of fun and fantasy when I get the chance. In Southern California, these gorgeous designer dresses do NOT disappoint in front of the camera and I can hardly wait for the next one!
Think Prom dress or any formal dress - and an outrageously fun or dramatic concept you would never even think of actually doing in a prom dress! Now that prom is over, you CAN!
You'd never think of getting on your horse in that dress, or running into the ocean, or dancing in the desert, or going anywhere near a waterfall in that amazing frock you just spent days searching for the big night,. But, afterward, you will likely never wear that dress again (because, who doesn't want a NEW dress for the next big formal? Right?).
It's just going to sit in your closet - just in case you get a chance to wear it again (but you won't). And your sister doesn't want it - she wants her own dress. Maybe you try to sell it online but you won't even get half of what you paid, even though it was "only worn once." And where is the fun in that when you could be wearing it in an enchanted forest or field of flowers or on a sandy beach with waves crashing all around you at sunset?
Senior prom is a nostalgic milestone you will want to remember forever! You and your badass dress deserve so much more than to sit in the back of a dark closet!
So what do you do with that fabulous dress after prom is over and the finish line to high school graduation is on the horizon? You book a Rock The Dress session with me and we go and do something outrageous and fun for your pictures, that you would never risk in that beautiful gown before prom night! You can book one of these separately or work it into a regular senior portrait experience as your finale!
So, ROCK THAT DRESS! Wear it outrageously, and do something magical with it! It's quite liberating and exhilarating, and so far - all the dresses have survived their rocking, and cleaned up just fine with a little TLC. Call me and let's create something amazing together, that you will cherish and remember forever.
Oh! And by the way....if you don't yet have a dress worthy of rocking, or a prom or formal to warrant buying that dress, you can still work a "rock the dress" set into your regular session or book one on it's own! We have several dresses right here at the studio just for that purpose!