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“Trash the Dress!: Little Girl Style!”


Trash the Dress & Little Girls in Mom’s Wedding Gown

Two session ideas MASHED together!

Little daughters dresses up in mother's wedding gown, Ahwatukee, AZLittle girl dresses up in moms wedding gownLittle girls always want to play dress up.  The fancier the dress, the more accessories and the most make up THE BETTER!  What is really the ultimate in dress up for a little girl?  Dressing up like mommy!  And to make that even better- in mommy’s wedding gown!  Little girls playing wedding dress up is a super fun session idea for mom’s and their daughters to participate in together, and also take home an adorable picture selection to have when their little girl is not so little anymore.  (Just thing how fun it will be to share these at her wedding?!?)Daughter plays dress up in moms wedding dress in Phoenix, AZYoung daughter dresses up in Ahwatukee to play in mommy's wedding dress

For this session, I took the idea and kicked it up a notch.  My youngest daughter not only likes to dress up, but is also quite the artist- and quite the little mess maker.  Since I had never done a “Trash the Dress” with my own gown, I thought I’d let HER do that for me as a special treat (and since it is so fitting to her personality).  For those of you unaware of what a “trash the dress” session is- it is basically an artistic and beautiful way of photographing the bride trashing her gown once she is already married.Little girl trash the wedding dress Phoneix (6)

So here is where it gets fun! Bring on the paint and let the wedding gown be the canvas.  She was sooo into this(I have to admit I was too)  It was fun watching her create and be a little mischievous at the same time.Fun spin on the trash the dress session with little girl in PhoneixLittle girl trash the wedding dress Phoneix (8)

Daughter trashes the dress in fun mash up photo session in Phoenix, AZFun trash the dress photo session in Phoneix with daughter painting gownDaughter paints wedding gown to trash it in fun sessionLaughing girl trashed the gown in Phoenix, AZ photo shoot

Her older sister assisted me with the shoot and had just as much fun watching her sister trash the dress!  She also had a little girl in mom’s dress session a few years back.  Hers was a little more fragile and dainty which fit her personality.  You can check her wedding gown session out here.

Little girl trash the wedding dress Phoneix (13)Suprised little girl paints moms wedding gown for photo shoot in Ahwatukee, AZA fun spin on a trash the dress photography shoot with a child in ArizonaLittle girl trash the wedding dress Phoneix (18)Young daughter gets to wear moms gown and then paints it in many colors in super cute photo sessionLittle girl in moms wedding gown in Phoneix ,AZ children's photographer

Now, I know that these types of sessions aren’t for everyone.  In fact, photos from my older daughter’s wedding dress up session went viral in a few places and while I got many compliments from some, I got an equal amount of angry and nasty comments and messages from others.  I get that everyone has their own views, but the intent of this session and others I have done similar are just in pure innocent fun and meant to create a bond between mother and daughter and also a super fun memory that they can share together forever!


Four year old girl gets to trash the gown in adorable child photography shootA trash the dress photo shoot with the daughter of the bride taken in Ahwatukee, AZFinal masterpiece of trash the dress sesision with daughter of the bride in PhoneixFun trash the dress session which is also little girl in mom's wedding gown. See them all here!


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  • HeatherSeptember 9, 2016 - 8:39 am

    What a great idea!! Love everything about this mom’s wedding/trash the dress session. I bet she had a blast!ReplyCancel

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