A 06:00 alarm on a shoot day is a luxury. We had even planned ahead and had some bars and misc food in the car ready for the drive out to the coast. The snacks were selected based on their ability to wake us up and fuel us for the day ahead.
Once at the coast, William, Tin and I went right into production mode and figured out the last pieces of styling, bags and locations based on the latest weather forecast. Something I have learned over time is that no matter how much planning we do, shoots always seem to be changed around the last minute.
We started off with some interior and exterior shots around Jen and Joey’s house, which is arguably the cutest house ever built. Yeah, super cute. Once done, the talent squeezed into Caley’s 90’s Landcruiser and led the way to the trailhead where we started our hike.
With this elusive bridge as the destination, we set off into the lush forest, grabbing imagery along the way in a sort of “run, jump over trees, and just go for it” type of photography. In the back of our mind, the concept text played on repeat:
“Life doesn’t follow a template. There is no set path, no guarantees and no ‘perfect fit’.”
Sometimes things don’t go as planned, and all you can do is to embrace it.
The bridge? It wasn’t there. Our hero image of our explorers crossing the bridge turned impossible. Why? The 50 year storm that had curveballed our desert shoot in Utah earlier on the US trip had snapped the bridge in half, raised it from its foundation, and rendered it utterly useless.
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