Trash the Dress: Madness & Mayhem in Seattle

Nov 30, 2007 | Trash the Dress

On Sunday I had the strangest task that’s been requested of me so far: a trash the dress group marathon for eight (yes, eight!) recently married ladies. It was insane! I met up with Michelle, Tanya, Mica, Taryn, Tami, Elizabeth, Liz and Jen at the Olympic Sculpture Park. We took some group and individual shots on the beach at Myrtle Edwards Park, then some group shots at the ampersand sculpture, ‘Love & Loss’. We then caught our party bus, first to Pier 57 for the carousel, then on to Post Alley for some silhouettes in the alley and some shots with the bubblegum wall.

Next stop was the highlight of the day – photos with the famous flying fish at Pike Place Fish Market. The guys there were so much fun – they gave each bride a fish to kiss, they threw a few with us, and they even led the ladies behind the counter for some group shots. We ended up being surrounded by a huge crowd – all wondering what on earth this craziness was!

Next up: Fado’s Irish Pub for a quick bite to eat and a lunchtime tipple, then on to Gas Works Park for sunset photos on the hill. We tried to get some fun shots with the bubbles that Michelle had bought for the session, but with sun down it got icy cold and we were happy just to huddle up under the painted gasworks for some industrial shots.

Last stop of the day was EMP. It was pretty dark by now, but I did get some fun photos on the pink wall and under the fairy lights. There’s also a super-silly jumping photo which we’ll hopefully be able to recreate in the summer … if this wasn’t trashing enough for these crazy ladies. And here are a few of my favorites …


  1. Um, Kate is AH-ma-Zing! These pictures turned out so so much better than I expected and I expected them to be pretty darn amazing:) She is pure genius with a camera!!

    And I officially vote Taryn as America’s Next Top Model!

  2. Wow Kate! Those turned out great considering it was FREEZING out πŸ™‚ You were such a great sport!!!

  3. LOVE them!! I love the umbrella shot – it definitely looks like everyone was smiling with their booty…

  4. Kate, you are the best!! Thank you for these awesome pictures. This was such a great day, and you were such a trooper!!

  5. Kate, these pics are fab, as are you! Seriously, they turned out so well, you did an amazing job. We are definitely doing a summer photoshoot… πŸ™‚

  6. Kate, I love the whole idea of this and the pictures came out fantastic. Fantastic job as always!

    I think my favorite is the picture of the recent bride holding the fish at Pike Place Market. Love the contrast in themes!

  7. I can’t stop looking at these photos! I’ve seriously looked at them about four hundred times.

    I hope you’re getting lots of rest because I’m SO roping you into this again next summer!! πŸ™‚

  8. I am in full agreement of everyone….you are sooooooo doing this again next summer when it is warm out. They are gorgeous! I have looked at them about 100 times!


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