Our first photo shoot was booked on February 2nd and 3rd. Everything was ready: the studio, the models, the makeup artist, the hairdresser, and the photographer all arranged. We couldn’t contain our excitement the day before the photo shoot! Until, that is, on the evening of February 1st (less than 24 hours before the big day), our plans went wrong. The studio called us and said that they had accidentally booked someone else in the same time slot as us. We tried finding another studio but none of them were available. For a second, we panicked, but we got ourselves together and prayed that God would give us some direction.
I called our photographer, Arianna Sharfman, who came up with the brilliant idea of knocking on friends’ doors in the neighborhood to ask if we could use their house as a location for our shoot. After knocking for a few hours, we got a yes!
BUT, we still required a white backdrop for our lookbook photos. Mariana, our Marketing Manager, and I left the office at 8 p.m. to go to Home Depot to find some wood to make our own background. We found some white wood that wasn’t too heavy light to carry.
Though, after went through all of this work, we found that the wood didn’t fit in the car! None of the people at Home Depot wanted to tie it onto the top of my car because they could be held liable for it if the wood fell onto the road. After a lot of convincing that the wood could be well secured and we would drive safely, we finally found someone who would help us tie it down.
Here it is:
I drove my car straight to the house that the photo shoot would take place at and parked it there overnight and took an Uber home. The wood had been sliding on the top of my car and I was too scared to drive that way for any longer.
In the end, everything worked out beautifully. The photos are amazing and we were even able to take some great outdoor photos for our Instagram as well as the website photos. Everything turned out better than they would have if we had done the shoot in the studio!
Here are the photos:
Moral of the story: Sometimes what you think is a problem can be a blessing in disguise.