Behind the Scenes: Watermelon

July 15, 2012

BTS Photography by Katherine Sandoz and Libbie Summers

Katherine looking on as Chia is shooting Andrea.

 

We are lucky to have jobs where we can sometimes bring the kids along. As we worked this piece, Ava and Yiming were having some fun of their own in a tidal pool.

 

Chia’s balance always amazes me. Here she is on a cement ledge getting the shot while I can barely hold a watermelon between my legs.

 

A perfect day on Tybee Island and a super cool silhouette of Katherine and the jar of shells/penguin.

Funny story. After we had schlepped our props just over the edge of the sand dunes, we set it all down and went to scout the perfect waterside location. Katherine looks back up at our stuff, now about 30 yards away, and says to the rest of us “what’s that woman doing?”. Turns out, just moments after we walked away, a budding photographer was setting up her own photo shoot with our props! We were loving it! She was very serious too –moving the chair and shell filled jar around and refolding the watermelon colored scarf. She even had a model step in! So, somewhere out there is another photo series with our same props (sans watermelon since it wasn’t out yet)! Beach photographer lady, if you are reading this, we would LOVE to see your shots…if only you had been around to help carry it all to the beach.

 

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