Grab your Wedding Chucks | Fun + Quirky Soak the Dress Shoot

I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw this amazing, fun, quirky, sweet trash the dress shoot, submitted by Marlise Kast-Myers and captured by Doug and Ashlee Wylie of DnA Wylie Photography and Dark Waters Photo. Um, did I use enough adjectives there? Because trust me, I’ve got plenty more, like hip, funky, cool, whimsical and completely unique. OK, for starters, I love the chucks. And the bride and groom are so natural in the water they’re like nymphs! And let’s face it, we’ve all seen the beach trash-the-dress session, which are cool. But for this mountain girl, I think a TTD sesh in a mountain stream is way cooler.

bride and groom in a rusic barn

underwater day-after shoot in the mountains

Trash the suit shoot underwater

underwater day-after shoot in the mountains

underwater day-after shoot in the mountains

Trash the dress shoot underwater

underwater day-after shoot in the mountains

Marlise Kast-Meyers describes the shoot like this:

What do you get when you cross a surf photographer with a wedding photographer? Underwater wedding photos! Husband and wife photography team, Doug and Ashlee Wylie have recently joined forces to offer brides and grooms something truly unique.

Doug, a freelance surf photographer ( uses a Nikon D700 with a SPL Housing system to create underwater magic. As a wedding photographer, Ashlee ( relies on her background in analog photography to capture vintage-style portraits with a 1940s Press Camera. In addition to underwater photography, the talented duo offers everything from traditional snapshots to the “Trash It” package, catering to brides who aren’t afraid to get a little dirty.

“In wedding photography, you tend to see the same shots used by many photographers,” says Doug. “We try and shake it up a bit. There is nothing like the instant stuff, it’s the essence of photography all bundled into a pack of film that develops instantly. From these images, we do various lifting and transferring methods that allow the images to take on a new depth of feeling.”

Well this is ceratinly not the average wedding photography! Thanks so much to Marlise, Doug and Ashlee for submitting super cool shoot; what a treat.

All images from DnA Wylie Photography

Christie Osborne
Christie Osborne has lived in or visited every mountain range in the US. Once a mountain bride herself, she's dedicated to helping mountain brides plan their weddings and find the perfect vendors. She's known in the blogging world for her no-nonsense attitude, and she loves to ski. Follow Mountainside Bride on Twitter Facebook and Pinterest.
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  1. says

    That is the most amazing trash your dress photo session I have ever seen! I am not usually a fan of this concept but this may have just changes my mind. What artful styling! Thank you for sharing this!

    • says

      Thanks Amanda! I was hoping you’d like it, especially in light of our conversations about TTD sessions. I agree that it’s hard to get a good TTD session in the water without the Bride looking like a drowned rat. This photography team nailed it though!