In the spring of 2011 (soon after our Napoleon and Josephine stylized shoot), the idea of doing the loved characters of Nancy Drew and Frank Hardy entered my mind. I thought it might be received as a crazy idea, but so many on our team grew up reading the books that the idea just grew into the shoot that we have presented to you over the past few Mondays.
From conception of the idea to gathering vendors to implement the scenes and capture images, untold hours go into planning the details. Here you can catch a glimpse of what went on behind the scenes the day of our stylized shoot, which took place on the ONLY snowy day in Lynchburg this past winter. It seems that bad weather comes on our photo shoots, but don’t worry… our next one is planned for the summer (hopefully it won’t rain!).
Without further due, here is a peek into our day of shooting at the old Jones Memorial Library. Many thanks to clutch interns Becca Burke and Steph McGinn for capturing these photos of our day.
Emily from Bodyworks Day Spa & Salon did our “Nancy”‘s hair and makeup at her salon early that snowy morning.
Ok, please just take note of the one photo that there is SNOW, but no worries. The show went on! Here we are checking out the beginnings of the table setting.
Here, Jessica from Celebration was using the snow to wash the floors so the dress would not get dirty. She was such a trooper that day, and those floors really were filthy!
We had a collection of vintage books to use for the shoot. I do have a cute story to tell, though. My 8 year old daughter knew that I needed books, so on her own she borrowed all that they had from her school library (hence the dotted and tagged books). So sweet of her to think of that!
Here is our staging center with props on the right and Panera on the left.
Sandra from RS Exclusive helped to design the table as did Linda and Mary of Love Is in the Air. Here Sandra puts finishing touches on the cake while Mary and Linda tackle the job of hanging the clock.
It’s always a collaborative effort, which is so beautiful to see. I adore the fact that wedding professionals (even those that do the same line of work) are truly friends and can work together with ease, fun and finesse.
Here Jeremiah of Stone Blue Productions is getting some detail shots before our “Fred” and “Nancy” come out.
It’s always fun to get a sneak peek on the camera as things are moving along!