Equestrian Vines: Shannon + Al = Poetic Trash the Dress Session

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Equestrian Vines: Shannon + Al = Poetic Trash the Dress Session by Zorz Studios

What happens when a professional makeup artist who loves fashion and fine art requests a striking trash the dress session? I met this beautiful lady earlier this year through Charles Douglas, another fabulous makeup artist and a good friend of mine with whom I used to share the studio. I did a double boudoir session for her, including a very special book that was a gift for her then-fiance. Both were ecstatic enough to start dreaming about complimenting their wedding imagery with a dedicated “day after”, a.k.a. “trash the dress session session”.

“Trash the dress session” is just a term, it may lead to various degrees of damaging to the dress, from just a need for a quick cleanup to, yes, totaling it. We didn’t go that far but had no constraints in moving around and getting dirty. We chose a marvelous location in East Long Island, Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, that not only offers a countryside feel of a vineyard, but also access to rescue horses which you can use after making a donation to the shelter.

I have worked with horses for both trash the dress and fine art sessions, and I have worked in vineyards for engagement sessions and even in Portugal for a wedding. This time, I combined both concepts into a fairytale story of love. Nevermind that it was mid-November and cold. Our determination and thrust for beauty beat the cold!

Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov is a creative director and lead photographer of Zorz Studios, Manhattan-based boutique photography studio, offering arousing and daring fashion, commercial, beauty, and wedding photography. Multiple Fearless Photographer™ award winner, named among the top 50 US wedding photographers, top 10 NY wedding photographers, winner of Adobe contests, featured by Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle et al, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week photographer, and a distinguished member of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style‘s Platinum List, he is eager to step out of his and willing clients' comfort zone to pursue original artwork with a lasting impression.