“I have always loved photography. I started looking at wedding photos of other people before I even knew Josh existed. I just really love pictures! I was never the bride who dreamed of a specific wedding dress, or had to have certain flowers… I just knew I wanted a ton of really great pictures.”
“I had originally planned on wearing my wedding dress for our beach trash the dress. But once I saw some of the sexy and more intimate photos from Del Sol in Playa del Carmen Mexico #Aworldofitsown , I changed my wardrobe (or lack thereof) a bit!”
“We had our TTD before our wedding day because we didn’t want to take time away from our guests. We didn’t want to do the shoot while our friends and family were there. We thought it would be a good test run of sorts before the “big show.” Plus a week of eating and drinking all the Mexican deliciousness would have made me feel a wee bit more self conscious rolling around half naked/naked in the sand!”
“We trusted you with your vision, even if we couldn’t see it through at 5am when our alarms went off! But seriously you are the experts. Josh and I were just the props in front of the real magic that was the ocean, sun, and sand.”
“Waking up early wasn’t really a big deal… what’s one day when you have the rest of your lives to look at the photos?”
“Plus it wasn’t anything a siesta in our hammock and an extra cup of Mexican coffee didn’t fix! I know Josh was less than enthusiastic about the bug situation, but he’s a boy… boys don’t understand that beauty is pain and you have to do what you’ve gotta do for the shot!”
Ashley and Josh were AMAZING amazing in front of the camera. we asked them if they had any top tips for other couples of how to rock their super sexy beach trash the dress?
“I would say to (try and) let go of all your insecurities. Be open to doing things maybe you hadn’t necessarily anticipated doing. I was in no way planning to be totally naked in the sand with my fiancee covering my naughty bits when I woke up that morning. But you only live once, and why waste such an opportunity during the most exciting time of your life?”
“You won’t see those random guys sitting under the tree ever again, but you will definitely have some sexy pics to prove to your grandkids than Granny and Pop-pop used to be total babes ;)”
A huge thank you from the bottom our hearts to Ashley and Josh for being AWESOME! Thanks for the excellent words and trusting our vision to wake up early and for a SUPER sexy beach trash the dress. You rock!
Don’t miss Ashley and Josh’s incredible Wedding at the Royal Playa del Carmen.
Principal Photographer: Polly
Second Photographer: Arube