I chose to trash my dress because I eat, live and breathe art. I have painted since I was a small child and wanted to express myself through the art of photography. It was a joyful experience I got to share with one of my best friends and his family. I felt so beautiful, like I WAS a painting. It is very representational of me and also my relationship with my husband [Chris]. This quote describes Chris and I both and the trashing of the dress perfectly, "I am an artist, I am here to live out loud."