Sunday, October 2, 2011

On Three...Say Cheese

Fun, classic and different - this is what I wanted for our family photo. I knew I wanted to have a more conventional family photo but also knew I wanted to have a second family photo that was unique and not your average family photo. (I am always encouraging my clients to "think outside of the box" when it comes to their engagement sessions so I knew I needed to adhere to my own advice). The more I thought about the photo the more I realized that this would be my opportunity to live out the era that I absolutely love and adore... the 1950's.  I loved how well put together and lady like the women dressed and how tailored the men looked.  When I presented this idea to Herlindo he was right on board. I knew exactly what type of outfits and props we needed to make the photo(s) complete.

I was so excited that my dream was going to become a reality. I was able to incorporate a 1950's style red and white polka dot dress that I found at a local vintage store with pearls and gloves.  Herlindo wore a simple white dress shirt and slacks with suspenders while Roman wore a white dress shirt with a bow tie and shorts.  Herlindo made the signs that we held through out some of the photos (we also used these in the photos during our anniversary party) and also included a red cruiser bike.  My look became complete thanks to the fabulous Raquel Perez aka Rockwell Perez-De Vil.  She is an expert with this era and she turned me into a 1950's little lady.

Deanna Graham from Deanna Graham Photography assisted us with not only conducting the photo session but also with helping us select the right location. She suggested Picchetti Winery in Cupertino and it was perfect.  We had so much fun and can't wait to see what is in store for our next family photo.

Thanks again Deanna and Raquel for allowing us to have so much fun with our family photo. With the right stylist, photographer, props, location and imagination... any photo is possible.  Hugs and kisses to everyone.

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