I’ll let you in on a secret about me, I love meeting new people. I like listening to them talk, hearing their opinions, watching how they interact with one another. I like feeling like I catch them in a moment of intimacy.
When I met Steve and Jackie, I loved hearing about their wedding plans. How they’d purchased their first home together, but had left the master bedroom empty, decorated but not occupied, waiting until they were officially Mr. and Mrs.
Jackie worked at a portrait studio for years, and so I loved hearing about her love of photography, what images she really liked, and what, well frankly she just DIDN’T like. Yep, I will ask you that!
When we were planning this session Jackie knew she wanted something rural and farm like, but she was a little stumped on activities they could do together for the session. I like to have my couples bring something unique to the table, and I like for it to be their idea, not mine! That way when they look back at their images they have a fun story to reminisce about, rather than thinking, why did we do that again? I know the photographer had a reason but I can’t remember why.
So a bit before their session Jackie called me and asked, could she bring a play bowling set? Steve and her love to go bowling. I loved the idea, I think it’s cute and unique! So while walking around we found a cute little alley with an awesome truck and we set up their bowling set.
Do you know how hard it is to bowl on an uneven gravel road?
Ha, I wouldn’t recommend it to serious bowlers, but for a bit of fun outside in a park? I think you could have a lot of laughs while seeing who could knock down the least amount of pins. ;p
Although we had planned for a while on the bowling, Jackie had her heart set on one other activity, and finally at the last hour her neighbor generously offered to lend her their Tricycle! Have you seen one of these? When I was a small girl my grandmother had a red tricycle. I love the big basket on the back and how unique it was. I don’t think I’ve seen another one since!
I’m glad we got to include this, mostly because of how hard Jackie laughed while Steve peddled through grass in circles with her riding on the back. Who else misses the days when we rode two to a bike?