Can you already see where this is going?
When the beautiful, cursed, white flakes started falling ten o’clock the night before, I have to admit, I was in tears. I stupidly had no plan “b”.
So I had to make one. Fast. Luckily I had some help to finally arrive at this:.
This one below was my first attempt. I put every piece of furniture and decorator item I had all over my house to make space… And then I did this. With vintage sheets. I thought “it will look like vintage wall paper.”
And then I sat back and cried. It was already 11 at night and all I had was homeless chic. All those flat sheets thumbtacked into my wall looked like my kids were getting ready to put on a play and I wasn’t sure how I was going to shoot it on a flat wall like that. I was totally overwhelmed and trying to figure out what I was going to do, and crying.. again. I cried and prayed.Then the Lord had the Holy Spirit whisper in my ear.
Suddenly, I thought about moving my fireplace mantle into the corner and making it like a nook. it would be easier to shoot.And then stretching one sheet across the wall as tight as I could to really mimic wallpaper.Then I remembered -ironically enough-(with help) a vintage book of fruits and flowers of the bible that I had, and with more thumbtacks I started ripping out pages and sticking them on the wall.
Once they were up, I tacked another sheet in the pass through area to make a little alcove,like another wall and hide all of the other junk I had crammed in there to make room.
The girls looked adorable and it made it so easy to place shots and product.
And to do shots like this one with the Anywhere blossom pin. I could mess with their hair as much as I wanted and didn’t have to worry that they were cold and we were running out of time. Or me for that matter. I don’t do well in the cold. I think it went so much faster than it would have outside. Everyone was relaxed and comfy. I was and still am so thankful.
It was such a blessing is disguise. One I didn’t know I needed even though at the time I was convinced otherwise. And I learned that I can do a shoot almost anywhere, and under pressure.
And here there is a will, and a way… and a whisper.
*This was posted Via Jennifer Rizzo. com