SO we were in the middle of repainting and recarpeting our ENTIRE house!! If you are guessing that this was mostly my husband's big idea, you would be right. I, however, was plenty willing to go along. So it's a lovely Saturday in March and we decide it's time to get crackin' - ripping up carpet and slapping on paint. One problem. My early bird hubby wanted to get at it right away and I had other plans.
My sweet friends at "Lancaster Vintage, Household & Furniture" were holding their first big sale starting at 7am. I HAD to go! I just knew there was going to be treasure(s) there waiting for me to find. Herein lay the problem... treasure hunting at a "glorified garage sale" (his thoughts) did not supercede "house project" in order of importance! To his enduring credit, he volunteered to start without me, and off I went!
The sale did not disappoint! Among the treasures I found were an old Holga camera (YAY!!), a vintage child's pull toy (horsey shaped), and my crown jewel... a kid's size, bright blue vintage suitcase. SCORE!! As soon as I saw it, I knew it would star in an upcoming shoot. I have been wanting to bring my daughter, Bella, out on a shoot and get some updated ("5 year old") photos of her, and the ideas started spinning around this fantastic piece.
I told Bella we were going on a field trip... pics at the Train Station and then a trip to Sweet Frog!! All I had to say was Sweet Frog and the deal was sealed! We made our way out to the Lancaster Train Station yesterday and had an absolute ball! It was the most fun shoot ever!! All I can say is, if anyone is interested in doing this type of shoot for their child...please let me know!! I LOVED IT! I truly believe an image can be powerful, and when you add then element of "story" to it... it becomes art! You can look at Bella's images below and create your own story... where is she going? what is she thinking? what's in the case? Endless fun!! I truly hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them!