Where do I even begin?! As soon as she said she wanted a session, I half-jokingly messaged our friend who recently moved out of state and suggested she surprise the family at their session. Well, it just so happens we pulled off an incredible surprise on top of having an exceptionally AMAZING session!
A little back story: Pink Hair and Blue Hair lived next door to each other and quickly became BBFs/Wifeys/Framily. Pink hair is one of my absolute favorite people ever (she was actually my very first breastfeeding client/model four years ago!). The dog, Gemma, used to belong to Pink Hair, but now lives with Blue Hair. Pink Hair flew in the night before Blue Hair's session. We arrived at Ghost Town a little early to figure out a plan of action for the surprise. While checking in with the owners, we explained that we were surprising the family and we had to hide Pink Hair (you know, in case the wondered why she was looking like a creep in the bushes). This is also how coined the names "Pink Hair" and "Blue Hair". They got excited for us and we set out to find a hiding spot.
I don't usually get nervous before sessions anymore, but this was a bit different. I knew there were going to be tears. When everyone arrived, I waited outside with Gemma (the dog). Pink Hair was hiding up the hill out of sight, but a gust of wind blew in our direction and all of the sudden the dog starts going WILD! Everyone comes outside wondering what the dog was flipping out about. I knew right away she could smell her! By the time I started shooting I was nervously shaking LOL
So we start shooting, and SURPRISE! Out from behind the ol' shack is her BFF! Only, she doesn't quite recognize her at first and even shoots her an awkward smile before realizing what was happening.
IT. WAS. FREAKING. AMAZING.
To top of the surprise, I am in love with every image. This was such a perfect style and setting for this family to begin with. Blue Hair did a fantastic job styling her entire family in a vintage theme. Credit goes to her for making everyone look so damn good!