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Abandon The Dress

As part of the Abandoned Bride Series below I thought it would be interesting to do something like the trash the dress craze a few years ago.

This comes from my love of Abandoned Houses and Forgotten Places in Virginia.

These images were done in Swoope, Virginia at an abandoned church in that area.



The Abandoned Bride Series

I have a love for old abandoned houses and forgotten places in Virginia. Over the past year I’ve been travelling Virginia and recording these grand old places. Late last year I had the vision/idea of possibly posing a bride with and in abandoned house. Late last year I met Barb Lundgren, wedding and event planner extraordinaire from Charlottesville, Virginia. I shared this idea with her and she caught the vision as well. I would like to give a huge Thank You to our model Lauren Scully for braving the cold and giving her best for this session.

Thank You

Event Planning…..Barb Wired LLC, Barb & Lauren
Gown…..Sealed with A Kiss
Bouquet…..A New Leaf Florist
Make-up…..Anne Kibler of Charlottesville Make-up Artist
Furniture…..See.Vintage at Greenwood Antiques


Carolyn courtney - March 19, 2015 - 3:06 pm

Neat cool idea Rick
Glad to see you’re keeping your creative juices flowing
I like the b/w one (vertical ) with the whole house the best
As if something is noticed off camera

“Simply Red”


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Josephine Traina - March 4, 2015 - 10:16 pm

Dear Rick,

Awesome pictures. You are truly an artiste!