Trash the Dress: A Romantic Photo Shoot in the Tulip Fields

A Brazilian love story in Holland

Daniel and Julia are a beautiful Brazilian couple living in Rotterdam. They knew each other back in Brazil but their love story unfolded in the Netherlands: Julia did her master and then also worked here, and Daniel is now completing his PhD at the RSM Erasmus University.

The couple got married in Brazil last year, and Holland – with its bicycles and wooden shoes – was the theme of their wedding party. When returning to Holland Julia took her wedding dress with her: she dreamt of a “trash the dress” romantic photo session among the colorful Dutch flower fields.

Trash the dress photo shoot in the Dutch

In Holland the newlyweds received a photo session as a special gift from their friends. When I heard about Julia’s “trash the dress” concept I just loved it!

In case you don’t know it: “trash the dress” is a creative photo shoot held at any time after the wedding. You have all freedom with inspiring locations, don’t have to worry about keeping your dress in perfect order, can embrace the elements and enjoy that romantic wedding feeling again.

We were waiting for the tulips. They came late this year but our estimation for the right moment was perfect. The flower fields were in full glory and the sunshine (Julia really hoped for it!) made our photos look like shameless Holland promotion.

We have discovered beautiful flower fields in the “Bulb region”, not far from Keukenhof and Lisse. Gorgeous colors! Flaming red tulips to symbolize passion, pink ones for happiness, and gentle lilac hyacinths for tenderness.

Bride and groom in a flower field among the red tulips.

Classic black and white photo of a bride and groom in a flower field.

A romantic couple in a tulip field on a sunny spring day.

Romantic couple

Romantic photo shoot: a couple in front of a sailing boat.

Laughing and happy bride and groom embrace each other in front of a river.

Romantic pastel colors photo of a couple in the middle of a hyacinth field: the groom holds the bride in his arms.

Romantic photo shoot in a hyacinth field.

Bride and groom hold each other's hands in front of a flower field with liliac hyacinths.

Wedding photography: the groom kisses the bride in a flower field.

Romantic wedding photo: bride and groom kissing among the flowers in a hyacinth field.

And we had even more of the typical Dutch experience: windmills and cows, rivers and boats. In Oude Wetering, Julia and Daniel wore wooden shoes and even found a bicycle to complete the referral to their wedding theme!


A bride and groom on a river bank with a boat behind them.

Bride and groom on a river bank in Oude Wetering.

Bride and groom wearing Dutch wooden shoes on a river bank.

Romantic couple.

Bride and groom with a bicycle.

Romantic portrait of a bride and a groom with a bicycle.

In two months from now, Daniel and Julia will be leaving the Netherlands to start working in Portugal. I am really glad we were on time to create special memories of their stay – and romantic story – in Holland.

Thank you for the wonderful photo session, dear Julia and Daniel. I totally enjoyed it!

Looking for a special love shoot or “trash the dress” reportage? Find out more about my service as professional portrait photographer. I am based in Rotterdam region but travel to locations throughout the Netherlands and Belgium.