It usually does not mean actually trashing the dress, but it means doing this in the dress that you might not want to do on your wedding day -- going to the beach, walking on the street, lying on the ground, getting on a horse, -- or in this case getting on tractor and getting in a bucket loader. The dress might get a little dirty during the "Trash the Dress" photo session, but you are going to dry clean your dress and store it away anyway, perhaps for a lifetime, perhaps for decades if your daughter or niece wears your gown when they get married.
The Trash the Dress photo session is a way of expressing your personality and hobbies, a way of breaking away from the more traditional images captured on the actual wedding day. Some brides get dressed back up the next day, some do it when they return from their honeymoon. Grooms often wear a nice suit, or even something casual, or something fitting to the scene like our groom did here.
Here are some of our favorite images from Ashley and Mike's After the wedding session, you can view and/or purchase images from their session here