Its all very Heathcliff and Cathy with some Wuthering Heights dramatacism but this Edinburgh Trash the Dress Shoot is a lot more lovely and a much less tragic love story.
The shoot was captured by Jonathon Fowler at the very top of Edinburgh’s Arthur’s Seat!
Like many international couples, Helen and Bram fell in love with Scotland and with the history, beauty and exclusivity of Dalhousie Castle.
Family and friends from around the World had gathered for their union, and it was a truly international feel to their amazing wedding day.
Helen was born in America to Swiss parents and Bram is Belgian.
Following thier fabulous Wedding they really wanted to celebrate their love with a dramatic Trash the Dress photo shoot.
A ‘trash the dress’ shoot is a post wedding photo shoot where there is more time to shoot photos of the bride and groom wearing their wedding clothes. It doesn’t have to involve trashing the dress, but it generally does involve a more dramatic photo shoot and getting the dress a little dirty!
Jonathon says of the shoot,
“Helen and Bram wanted dramatic and exciting photos and asked if we could shoot on and around Arthur’s Seat. Literally at the top of Arthur’s Seat! I leapt at the chance to shoot photos there.”
“It’s one of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks and not somewhere I’ve ever seen wedding photos taken before (I’ve seen plenty of photos shot around the lower parts of Arthur’s Seat, but never 822 feet up at the top!).”
“Bram had presented an engraved sword as a gift to Helen during their wedding day (which was used to much effect on their Wedding Cake.)”
“So the sword was brought along to our photo shoot to use as a prop and add more drama to our photo shoot.”
“The Trash the Dress photo shoot began at the ruined St Anthony’s Chapel. Then onward and upward, grabbing a couple of photos of Helen and Bram standing on top of rocks with east Edinburgh in the background.”
“On the way back we took different routes. I went back down the route I had came up. Helen and Bram took a detour.”
“This allowed me to view Helen and Bram from the side, almost in silhouette, during their descent. Helen was great, holding the sword above her head and really getting onto the shoot!”
“Our photo shoot ended in true ‘Trash the Dress’ style. Helen wanted a photo of her in the water at St Margaret’s Loch.”
“It was a really cold wind and the water was also cold, so we discussed what we would do to ensure Helen wouldn’t be in the water for long.”
“We got some lovely photos and the nearby swans were quite nosy, managing to get into the back of the photo. A nice end to a totally amazing and unique photo shoot.”
To see their Dalhousie Castle Wedding see HERE
Thank you so much to Jonathon for sharing his amazing work.
The wild, exposed, wind-blown landscape and stormy skies are an incredible backdrop to some very dramatic images that tell an altogether better story than that of the ill fated fictional lovers, and will be wonderful memories to treasure.
To Contact Jonathon Fowler Photography
Phone: 07817 517604