Seaside Oregon Vintage Dress Photoshoot

Last year, as part of going on vacation in the beautiful place known as Seaside, Oregon, my wife and I decided on trying a photoshoot that involved a vintage dress and getting it utterly wet. Yup, we took this very beautiful dress and tossed her with it out to sea. 

Kidding. Well, not really. See, we had this inspiration from an article we had read about a vintage find of some amazing photographs:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3181283/Who-mystery-1950s-girls-surf-Photographer-launches-hunt-women-vintage-photos-Virginia-thrift-shop.html

While our lighting wasn't as good (we got the typical PNW cloudy sun) and while both my wife and I were freezing cold in the water, we managed to get a few photos. Before all that, though, we had to find a dress!

 Simply Vintage Boutique (located in Portland, OR). This is where we found the dress after walking and driving around Portland.

Simply Vintage Boutique (located in Portland, OR). This is where we found the dress after walking and driving around Portland.

 One of the ladies helping us find a dress. It wasn't easy! The Canadian dollar didn't help either. haha.

One of the ladies helping us find a dress. It wasn't easy! The Canadian dollar didn't help either. haha.

 Wet and cold, my wife still tromped onwards towards the large waves.

Wet and cold, my wife still tromped onwards towards the large waves.

It was quite an effort but in both our minds it was totally worth it. Most importantly, it was fun and the results we obtained are (at least to our eyes) amazing.