Holi-Inspired Trash the Dress Powder Session

It has been several years in the making, but late this spring I was finally able to bring together all the ingredients required for a conceptual session I’ve had in mind for ages. I have always had a fondness for colourful trash the dress sessions, and as a prairie girl, spring is an awakening – I wanted to create a high fashion session for Spring, inspired by the Holi Festival. I created the bouquet myself as another nod to spring, as I occasionally dabble in floral artwork as well.

The Cold and the Brave

Ellisa was a wonderful model to endure the cold and breathe only on cue for almost half an hour, and her friend and fiancé created a work of art with her as the canvas while I gleefully snapped away!

Partnering with Simply Bridal

I was fortunate to make a connection with the lovely folks behind Simply Bridal, who loved the idea and offered to give me one of their lovely lace dresses to help me make this session come to life. If you are a bride considering purchasing a wedding dress online, I would recommend Simply Bridal’s wonderfully affordable online collection – and please check out the article I wrote for them about choosing the perfect gown to flatter your body, especially if you’re a plus size bride!



Special Thanks

Simply Bridal (www.simplybridal.com) for the lovely Louisa Gown they gave me for this creative session
Casie Layne Morrison (www.makeartcanada.ca) for hair and makeup artistry
Ellisa Avery (www.modelmayhem.com/Modelalyssakathleen) as our model
Last but not least, Ellisa’s friend and fiancé whose diligent help with the powders helped to create this incredible look![envira-gallery id=”4677″]

Interested in a creative session?

I am always up for a new challenge – whether it’s making a dress into an artist’s canvas, showcasing a knight and his spell-casting lady love, or the hidden machinations of a mad scientist.


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