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April 13, 2010

so the crazy warm weather last week got me thinking – or should I say reminiscing about the weddings that I have going on this summer. the first year gillette portrait arts was officially in business I had just moved back from colorado – a very landlocked state – and I was so excited that every wedding that I had that year was either by the ocean or bay. 7 years later my business has changed and with it, the locations of the weddings have changed. at least 80% of my 2010 weddings are at least 50 miles from the studio and under half of those are by water. now while I am VERY excited to shoot new locations and welcome the creative challenge that these weddings bring, I want a reason to get my tail to the beach occasionally – so my brain said CONTEST! I don’t necessarily have a title for these shoots - they’re known by several names “trash the dress”  “rock the frock”, etc. the session involves an editorial fashion shoot involving your previously worn wedding dress and obviously you! I want to hear what you think your perfect “trash the dress” session would look like. it may not even involve the beach  or water – just a creative and funky fun shoot where you’re not afraid to get the dress a little messed up. shoot me an email  to and give me your thoughts – kristie & I will choose a winner by may 1st and they will receive a FREE session plus 1 8×10!


and here’s a sneak peek of james & shelly’s wedding at the newton white mansion – I am in love with this wedding! more photos soon!