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San Francisco Ed Pingol - Bay Area Wedding Photography: California Wedding Photographer: jen & ryan's "trash-the-dress" aftershoot

Jun 25, 2007

jen & ryan's "trash-the-dress" aftershoot

guest commentator: monica

with an aftershoot scheduled with us, we were crossing our fingers hoping that jen & ryan would consider wearing bridal attire. so we were thrilled to find out that not only were they willing to do this but were willing to get near the water, climb onto a tree, hang over the edge of a platform, and essentially, "trash the dress!"

"what is that?" you might be asking. it's a relatively new trend in which recent brides (and grooms) are willing to don their wedding attire for a special photo session in locations/poses in which they don't worry about keeping the dress in pristine condition. some will walk through city streets for urban shots, along the water's edge or submerge themselves in lakes/beaches/swamps/fountains, and some have even set the dress on fire! it's freakin' crazy! now you may be asking, "WHY would anyone do that!?" it can be a metaphor that the couple has so much faith in their marriage that a wedding dress will never be needed again. or that because they spent so much money on the dress and it will almost 100% guaranteed never be worn again, not even by the daughter they are "saving" it for, why not put it on one last time and get some awesome photos. the term "trash the dress" has actually become a misnomer since many brides have been able to get the dress drycleaned and preserved in it's original condition. for more, check out

now back to jen & ryan... such a great couple to work with. they were willing to brave heights, tides, wind, sand, and dirt in their snazzy outfits and got some awesome images. congrats again, newlyweds!

//ed pingol

overlooking the bay

newly wed & just as gorgeous and in-love as the day they said "i do"


Blogger Jonathan Canlas said...

dude ed, these are super great. i love the second one.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

eddie, these are gorgeous!

Anonymous Suzi said...

These are just NUTZ! Wonderful as always.

Anonymous Martyn said...

how do you get such blue skies? it's like a dream.

Anonymous Zoic said...


Anonymous whitney said...

I come to your blog for great pictures. Now I come to your blog for inspiration.

Anonymous Jerren M. said...

I've been to that beach several times, and I've never seen it as beautiful as what you have up on your blog. Making life more beautiful that how it really is - A GREAT TALENT.

Anonymous Louis Palos said...

I have SKY envy!!! Ed these rock, you gotta teach me how to clean up the SoCal sky like these. Like the new mats your using too.


Blogger Chris+Lynn said...

Wow! Gorgeous! My fav is her spinning with the bridge in the background - incredible moment; incredible location! they need a GIANT print of that one!

Blogger Maritess said...

Now I want a trash the dress session. These pictures are sweet Ed!

Anonymous Geanette said...

Absolutely fabulous...The couple will love these!! I sure would!


Anonymous The Orange Cat said...

Wow...these are pretty! The sky is phenominal!

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Anonymous amorphia said...

Fantastic, especially the bride & groom images. Love your vibrant colors!

Amorphia Photography

Anonymous ~Kate said...

Ooooo, Ed! Wow!!! Love the flare image in the first set and the one with the lines (fence?) in the 2nd set!

Nikon Homegirl

Anonymous ~ Monica~ said...

Ed, LOVE your work!! So inspiring...

My favorite is the one of the groom twirling the bride with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background! That is an AWESOME picture!!!

~ Monica~

Anonymous Lilia Ahner said...

Ed, your work is gorgeous! I'm also from the Bay Area (SF to be exact). Where in Golden Gate Park is that little bridge? Was it in the Japanese Tea Garden? The shot in the tree just kills me, it's so beautiful!


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