This little gem of a shoot was a product of tossing a bunch of amazing things together at the very last minute. I had this idea of shooting over a bluff with a beautiful view and light, I had created a board on Pinterest with a bunch of ideas and did some research on locations and dresses. I had purchased a couple of dresses from Forever21 as well as mapped out a time and date to visit Gibraltar Bluff in Lodi, Wisconsin. When the day came to shoot, my previous models bowed out so I scrambled to find a new couple at the last minute before I had to return the dresses to the store. After desperately posting on my instagram stories I had the wonderful Carissa Ann Derge volunteer herself and her boyfriend, Dave, to model for me. I had met Carissa last year during a styled shoot put together by Renee and we’ve been good friends ever since. She’s been nothing short of amazing and is always down for whatever crazy artsy idea that I create.
We met up a weekend night, the forecast had promised to be rainy and overcast but when we arrived at our location we were graced with nothing but warm windy sunshine. The hike up to this location was a big fat mistake. In order to get up to the top where the bluff is, you have to walk up a pretty steep hill. Little did I realize there were two routes, an easy straightforward path or an intense hike. Yes, I took everyone up the hard intense hiking path. Yes, we were sweaty and out of breath once we hit the top. And yes I did forget to bring water with us. Oops. #photogfails
Despite the unplanned workout up to the top, once we got up there the view was stunning. Carissa and Dave did their thing and looked amazing. Both of them were a ton of fun to photograph and I laughed throughout the entire thing. Dave even mooned me before I took one of the pictures. It was marvelous. Big huge thank you to these amazing human beings and for being so willing to run with my crazy idea on such short notice. Did I mention they drove an hour from their home to do this shoot with me? #saints
Lab: PhotoVision Prints
Film: Fuji 400H @ 200 iso
Camera: Pentax 645N
Lens: 75mm @ f/2.8