CJ Wilkes

About CJ Wilkes Photography

Capturing Your Dance In The Rain is such a thrill and joy to me. Being able to look back on those special times through beautiful artistic imagery makes it a worthwhile challenge.
Learning to Dance in the Rain has been very easy for me. I am drawn to Water & Life! The exciting part for me is to teach you to enjoy your moment in the dance as I capture it from behind my camera.
Looking forward to Capturing Your Dance In The Rain
CJ Wilkes

Jessica Lemmons ~ Trash the Dress

One of my all time favorite types of photography is the Trash the Dress shoots!  For me as the photographer it lets me be ultra creative.  The thing that makes it even more fun is other fellow photographers on board with the fun.  I had the pleasure of having my fellow photographer and friend, Jessica Lemmons of  Jessica Lemmons Photography,  have the desire to do a trash the dress session since she is going through a divorce.  We have come to find that Trash the Dress sessions are very therapeutic for those going through such a stressful time, such as divorce, in their lives.  What topped it all off was that I was not shooting this alone!  My dear friend Stacey Hamilton of  Time’s 3 Photography in Racine, Wisconsin was here with me too.  Keep checking her blog out for the images she captured from our amazing day!!!

I can not tell you of the FUN we had!  We had crowds stopping and asking questions right there in downtown Seattle as we worked our camera’s.  We had one man stop and say he wanted to be in the movies and that we should take shots of him because he had blue and green eyes!  :)  We had others just stop in the middle of the road to have a chance to speak with Jessica – our amazingly gorgeous model!  Then we went into an interesting alley way to get a new feel.  After those adventures we took it to the beach – docks – and yes! You all know me – we were in the WATER!!!!  Here it is for you all to enjoy:

That is a Wrap!  Well, at least as far as you know ;).  We are definitely going to have to have future updates or shoots.  If you are interested in a fun Trash the dress session just email any of us ~ And do not forget to visit both Jessica and Stacey’s blogs.




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23 Responses to “Jessica Lemmons ~ Trash the Dress”

  1. Leanne says:

    What a fun shoot. I have been offline for a bit and had no idea you guys did this! What a blast and I hope Jessica found it theraputic.

  2. Megan says:

    What fun! That first graffiti wall is amazing! These are so cool – way to go!

  3. Lila says:

    How fun!! I want to do one of these so badly! Fabulous work.

  4. I love these Cindy!!!!! You did such an amazing job….. And yes, it was so therapeutic and just flat-out wonderful to trash that dress!!!! :)

  5. Kori says:

    That looks like it was so much fun! Love the first ones with her cameras, and I think the second to last is my favorite!

  6. April says:

    Oooh, I love the ones on the dock! And that last one is awesome with that beautiful light. Jessica, you are a hottie!

  7. Shey says:

    These are stunning!! Love them all but the ones on the dock spinning are spectacular. Love the light and movement!!

  8. dsr says:

    These are gorgeous! The ones on the pier are just perfect in every way! Wish I could say I had done them!

  9. These are gorgeous! I love the movement, particularly those on the dock with all that lovely light behind her. Jessica, you are stunning!

  10. Robbie says:

    I want to be that cool! And gorgeous! These are just amazing – you both rocked it!

  11. Tracey says:

    Looks like you both had a blast! Love the dock shots!!!

  12. Rhonda says:

    gorgeous images .. and model!! love the ones in the alley .. and on the pier the best .. your processing is perfect for these!

  13. LOVE these! The locations are fabulous as well as the lighting! Beautiful images :)

  14. Julie Kraai says:

    Wow, what a cool trash the dress session, and your locations were PERFECT for them!!! Great job!

  15. Alexis says:

    Very cool idea and beautiful photography! I especially love the close-ups and the window shots:)

  16. Dee says:

    These are so fun! I love the light on that dock – great session!

  17. Yana says:

    This is such a fun idea!! Well done!

  18. Jennifer B says:

    Jessica is a beautiful model and she was lucky to have 2 fabulous photographers there to capture her! Beautiful work, Cindy! I love the series in the water.

  19. Amber says:

    Okay, you ladies are BRAVE!! In the water? Brrr!! Beautiful. Love the twirling on the dock and ones in the water the best, so WELL worth getting a little soggy!

  20. Jen Gasper says:

    Those backlit images are INCREDIBLE! What a fun session!

  21. Oh wow, these are amazing. I love them so much Cindy! I couldn’t even begin to pick a fave!

  22. I think it’s the first time I admire a photo shoot so much. Congrats!

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