Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Retro Basket Case

I think it's only fair that if I blogged about being featured...I should blog about the actual photoshoot that got featured..and all the happenings and funfullness behind it. Yes, that's right. I can invent words, it's one of the perks of being a superhero...(but sh. Don't tell no one)

Let me introduce you to Callie & Tyler. (Here they were beat boppin'..breakin' it down, yo.) And they had to put up with ME AND SARA..which on a normal basis can be alot for someone to put up with. But these two had to put up with Sara & Britney sleep deprived style. We hadn't even broke out the flashes or taken the lens caps off our cameras and already we were laughing hysterically. And I don't think we even knew why. (We were just really super excited about the photoshoot! It was super amazingly fun.)

Our first stop was to my door. It was an amazing door. I loved this door. My vision was based around this door. It was the backdoor to some type of store...I pass it at least 4 times a day and I don't know what it is...that's sad..anyways..I was super excited about this door. Sara...not so much. After forcing Callie & Tyler out of the car they waited our direction as to what we wanted to do. Since it was my door, Sara looked at me..and I realized just then...I don't know what to do. I was so pumped about the amazing door, I didn't think how could we take pictures with the door and it not be is just a door. (But it's an amazing door..I liked this know after you say the word *door* so sounds kinda funny..door door door...sorry..anyways.)

Next we went to our Retro Diner. Paynes Soda Shop on the Square in Scottsboro, AL. Best hotdogs in town and perfect spot for a retro styled engagement shoot! We were pretty excited they agreed to let us come take pictures, and the owners said we could even come in early..(this made us super happy..makes us feel special)
Things were fun here! We tried to make up for our obnoxiousness by treating Callie & Tyler to a strawberry milkshake (they had no choice, it had to be strawberry whether they liked it or not. Pink was SO much better for pictures..) and a cocacola. It all went smoothly except for when I dropped my made me sick to my stomach and I almost died. Just was that bad. Thankfully. It's a trooper!

~On a side note..
ME AND SARA went to Paynes the following week or so to eat lunch, thank them for letting us use the diner again, and of course to shamelessly show off some pictures :) Bringing Devon along (you know, because he's sort of Sara's child and you never know when you might need to use an extremely adorable kid as bait for our next victim.) We finished eating some amazing cheeseburgers and the guy came and took our dirty plates away. Because, you know, that's what they should do. But...Devon did not agree with this. He cried and sobbed. Youcould tell it just broke his little heart that that mean guy took away HIS dirty plate and chicken basket. "Mamaw" came out to ask what was wrong..and he pointed back at the guy..with that evil stare he gets his mother of course...and Sara said "He's upset that he took our dirty dishes" after scolding her son (or the evil stealer of dirty plates) she gave Devon a chicken basket. To keep. And lots of candy to go with it too. Hmm...
SO. Next time I'm out to eat, when they take my dirty plates, I'm gonna cry and scream and see if they'll refund me for my meal :D I'll update you on that one.

Here's our cute little basket case (haha, get it? get it? I'm so punny) with his basket, 2 lollipops, and some other random sugary goodness. He was content needless to say. ;)

Okay. Okay. Back to the normal topic. After the diner we went to the random part gas station, part pool sellers, part tire store (gotta love the south) place and went to the retro car that was really from the 60s not the 50s but nobody has to know that. We've learned that if you simply just ask people if you can borrow their stuff i.e...diner, car...they usually tend to say yes! "Make yourself at home" is what this friendly, good natured southern man told us. Anddd we did. Going in it, around it, and yes, even on it..

Then after this we went up to Gorhams Bluff to shoot some pretty pictures! Where we went big white building..what's it called again? Its 11:30 pm..and Sara is probably sleeping so I can't ask's the big white building where people get married..that day there happened to be a big business lunch of some sort. After making sure it was okay, the nice lady there let us go admire the place where we got a gorgeous view of the Bluff. (Had to tear Sara away from the table though, she noticed someone left their lunch behind, which was a steak meal, and wanted to know why they left it there? She's so nosey.)

OKAY! I'm sorry. I KNOW! I type too much. I GET IT! But I just don't wanna leave details out. And just so you know..I DID leave details out...partly because I can't remember them, and because I try not to go on and on and on about too much so that I don't bore those 3 people that read our blog.

"We Got This"


  1. Aww poor baby!
    This makes me want to blog about our last photoshoot... they could NOT stop laughing. lol. Me thinks I need to post a 'bloopers' blog. ;)

    Awesome pics, as always! Can't wait to see you guys' pics from callie's shower!!!

  2. Haha! Ur blogging is awesome!! Sounds like it was lots of fun!!!

  3. Hey there!! I'm a friend of Rebekah Franks (and a photographer as well). I enjoy your work and I love your behind the scenes approach to your blog! Became a fan of your facebook yesterday. You seem to be doing a great job your venture into this amazing business!

    LOVE the retro look by the way (which I'm sure you've heard a million times!)

    With love