Tanya and Herman’s Mexican Cenote Trash the Dress
I love this trash the dress! The images are amazing because I have learned a new way to work with people on land to get their confidence up. Turns out the same tactics work underwater to get incredible images like these in a Mexican cenote. As a photographer who has been shooting for more than ten years, it’s not often I get this excited about a change in method, but this one really is giving me significantly better images.
Working with Tanya and Herman was an amazing experience. We talked about what we wanted to achieve while we were on land, practiced some techniques and laughed about our mistakes while we were dry. After some practice, we all jumped in the water and Tanya was able to use these same techniques in the water to get amazing images. Her facial expressions are solid, she looks beautiful and the surreal nature of photographing underwater makes all the trash the dress images simply amazing and otherworldly.
One thing I have to mention is that Tanya’s dress was incredibly difficult to work with. It took me ages to get the air out of the dress and then it was still all over the place when she went below water. Most of the time, this made it incredibly difficult to get great images. However, it also meant that when we did get images, they were spectacular!
After the shoot, I drove the couple to the airport since they were flying out that day. That means that one very, very wet wedding dress went flying…
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