I have had such a blast working with seniors this year! I knew Christian and I would have fun... he's a friend of Jose's after all! He was a wealth of historical information when we shot around the Tallac Historic Site, the place he interned with the past few years. I learned so much during our session about the early days of South Lake Tahoe. There's no doubt in my mind Christian is destined for success and I wish him all the best!
Before we meet for the session, I like to ask some questions and get an idea of what the seniors are into to plan the session around their personalities. Christian mentioned his favorite color was orange and I search high and wide for an orange backdrop in South Lake Tahoe, to no avail. So, at the last minute, I remembered this orange chair in my shed! The best part is, it is a chair my fiance has been wanting to trash for a while (our neighbor had a garage sale and I accepted the free offer). Being the total pack-rat that I am, I felt I had to hold onto it a wee bit longer and was thrilled to find use for it here....
Needless to say, I was delighted to rub it in Sean's face that I used the chair:)
Another fun story: I was at the store the week before this session and saw this incredible teal '69 Chevy Truck hanging out in the parking lot. I would purchase this truck in a heartbeat, but settled for drooling over it for a few minutes. I introduced myself to the owner, this really happy, scruffy old guy named Mr. Jolly. (Jolly? Awesome!) I gave him my card since I needed to use his truck for something, if not to be in contact and use the truck in my own wedding pics next year. So, I surprised Christian with this truck and I think it made for some really unique senior portraits!
It's very real... it's also very dead.... but I seriously don't know how she spotted this thing! I didn't even know they existed in the lake! I'm sure they are harmless but my summer swims will have a whole new paranoia now.