Doon the Riverside – Trash The Dress – Images by Tom Cairns

Today I am delighted to share this lovely wee Trash the Dress session by the lovely Tom Cairns Photography.

Tom is a Wedding and Portrait Photographer based in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Photography has been a passion for Tom as long as he can remember.  He has always found that being able to capture moments in time and to look back at them over the years is something really special.

Life is always on the move. People change, memories blossom and fade. His approach to photography is a refreshingly simple one: his style is honest and fun, celebrating life, love and family.

Tom chats a little about the background to the shoot before he passes the reigns over to the beautiful Kim,

“Kim got married a couple of years back and is still happily married to Steven, but she got it into her head that she wanted to do a Trash the Dress….guess it seemed like a fun idea (not spoken to Steven yet to find out his thoughts…”

“So, on a lovely sunny day a few weeks ago, we went to a local park/woodland area…”

“To say we got a few strange looks and questions as we walked through the place would be a mild understatement. These ranged from, have you just got married/left him at the altar/got divorced/hate him…and the dress…..on and on…..oh and was I running away with her.”

Having never done a shoot like this before, it was a bit different….Kim looked great in her dress so it seemed a shame not to get some shots of her before we started to ruin the poor thing. In and out of trees, fields of thorns and muck, climbing logs and finally into a river…jeez!!!…….The dog appearing on the lost shot was the coup de grace.”

And over to the lovely Kim,

“I’m Kim Richmond, 23 years old from Kilmarnock. Steven and I got married on the 19th July 2009 at Seamill Hydro – It was a beautiful day shared with all our family and friends!”

“We booked the Wedding in March 2008 then found out a few weeks later that we were expecting our first baby – Oops! We decided to keep the wedding as planned – our son Jay was 8 Months old at the wedding and I’m glad he was there with us! We then had Zak, our second baby boy in November 2010.”

“After thinking I would want a big pink wedding dress I fell in love with the first dress I tried on (much surprise to my mum – who thought she was in for days of Wedding dress shopping). My dress was from Glitz in Kilmarnock. I did try on a few more dresses but none of them compared to my first.”

“Although I am very busy with my 1 and 3 year old, I have always had a keen interest in photography and I have been building my portfolio.”

“I had a great time on the session with Tom, and I cant wait to be on the other side of the camera on a ‘Trash the dress’ photo shoot like mine!”

Thanks to Tom for sharing  these lovely fun images in a beautiful woodland location.

All  the larking about looks like a great laugh, and Kim is such a good sport for mucking in and getting soggy.

Good luck to her in a future career in Photography.


To Contact Tommy



Phone: 07775 896 680





UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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