The past few months I’ve been really bored with photography. I asked one of my friends if she wanted to do an artsy shoot with her old wedding dress. I knew she had gotten married in the 90s, so I thought it would be fun and random to shoot some photos.
I had no idea these photos would teach me something about the wedding dress.
For many girls, the wedding day is their dream day. I see it in all my friends who are engaged to be married. Their countdown to the day, their search for the perfect dress, and the plan for the big celebration. Then the newly married couple becomes old news, never to be seen again. Its as if the wedding was the best moment of the couple’s life.
Angel told me the story of how she was only 18 when she got married and those first few years weren’t easy. Doing this shoot made me realize marriage has nothing to do with the dress. The dress is just fabric. Angle didn’t care that it got dirty, what matters are the years after.
What I learned today was that the wedding isn’t the end, its just the starting line.