02/07/2012 09:48 am ET

Fashion Photography: Trashing The Quinceañera Dress

A bright red pop of color fanning out against the blue ocean is the first thing that catches your eye. The second, is a girl dressed to the nines in a beautiful gown-that is getting soaking wet in the salty ocean. And that is only the beginning.

Watsonville-based Carlos Garcia began "Trash the Quinceañera Dress" photo shoots three years ago, and he's carved himself a most interesting niche in fashion photography. The images Garcia captures are impossible to stop looking at. Taken out of context, there is just something very intriguing about a formal indoor gown against a natural backdrop. Plus, the girls look like they are having the time of their lives.

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