A few weeks ago, my friend Melissa Diep asked a few other ladies and myself to be models for a “Trash the Dress” photoshoot with about 20 photographers.Â First we went to a location under the railroad tracks in downtown Chicago.Â It is hard to tell in this picture, but I was clambering up onto concrete, walking barefoot on railroad tracks, and dragging the poor dress all over some very dirty ground.
(photo by Ny Brown)
After a few hours of shooting, it started to rain, so we drove up to Foster Beach to get some shots in and near Lake Michigan.Â I was the first one in the water.
That’s right, I went into the lake.Â With a wedding dress on. In September.
I had a great time, the other models and the photographers were really fun to work with. Â I also learned a lot about photography, since the photographers were giving each other advice and directing the models.