I am so very excited about these photos! Growing up, my mom always bought a freezer full of fresh cranberries in the fall to eat all year round. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized how unique that was, but now it is as much a part of my childhood as fresh baked bread or the occasional microwaved dinner – fresh cranberries are like home. And it wasn’t until I moved back to the Midwest that I realized that Wisconsin makes the majority of all cranberries in the US. Do you hear that Massachussets?  Of course, the Cranberry marshes of  Wisconsin are not as large as the Cranberry bogs of the East Coast, but they are certainly as photogenic!

Fellow wedding photographer Sarah McGee and I traveled to Central Wisconsin and the Wetherby Cranberry Company to take some photos in the very chilly waters at harvest time.  Because harvest happens in a relatively short period of time, we couldn’t know our timing until a week before, but we managed to get an amazing (if slightly ominous) harvest day. Despite the very cold day, and the even colder water, Manja did an amazing job as we floated her in a dress surrounded by cranberries.



Wow, what amazing fields. The last image in definitely my favourite !

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Awesome.. Awesome would be understatement.. great clicks

Liverpool wedding photography

Amazing location and great images

Fantastic photos! Your style is so fresh in comparison to most other wedding photographers.
And how perfect is that dress on the bride! It looks like it was made just for her.

Great images, love the textured look. Such a brilliant idea!

Love the idea of the black dress (and the photographs!)

I love it! The contrast with the dress and the cranberries is fantastic!

[…] had to share this gorgeous shot from a “Trash the Dress” shoot by Becca Dilley, shot in my home state of Wisconsin! What an amazing idea (and what a brave […]

I…. I….. I think you broke my brain. This is the most AWESONE location idea ever!!!! You guys NAILED it! She looks gorgeous and the composition and processing is perfect. Bravo!!

Since I *still* haven’t gotten around to consigning my dress, maybe, um, we could do this sometime…

Wow – love the setting for this series – and the portraits of the model are really stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Actually, I have to say I REALLY love that last shot, in case you didn’t believe me the first time !!

Awesome, love that last shot especially!!

Beautiful! I especially love the last photo. What a great idea!

These are amazing–really great! Nice job.

[…] of fashion photography and Upper Midwestern food culture. You can see more shots — including a dramatic cranberry fairy princess photo — over at Becca’s blog. You can also read our story about cranberry pollination — […]

That last shot is fabulous! Such an amazing location and the model is gorgeous!

BLOWN away. Truly stunning!!!

wow. some amazing shots in this set. brilliant idea and well executed. you have some stunning work!

great set…so different than anything i’ve seen before. good job.

Wonderful post and great photographs! Those fields are amazing. Wow

Wow, LOVE that last shot!!

That’s taking trash the dress to a whole new level. I love the red and green.

Absolutely beautiful photos and awesome location!

This is such and awesome idea! These shots came out soo cool. It is seriously only a matter of time until you have brides asking to do trash the dress shots in the same fashion!

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