So how was Salton Sea???? Any fun stories? :)
Salton Sea was awesome! I'm bummed we couldn't find the abandoned motel - I really wanted to shoot in the pool.
But...I know we got some great shots at our other locations so the drive was worth it.
We never got really close to the beach so we got hints of the awful smell everyone warned us about but nothing gag-worthy.
We stopped at the gas station a few miles out and all the locals were staring at me - I had big crazy hair and a black birdcage veil on with yoga pants and a t-shirt. They must have thought I was a nut.
I get teasers Wednesday - so excited!!
Yay!! Glad you had a good time...yeah, the staring locals were kinda creepy, weren't they? But I think they're getting used to people going out there to do shoots. It seems pretty common these days. Bummer that you didn't find the hotel! It's at the closer side of the lake...one of the first places you come up on I think. But don't worry, the pool was kind of scary looking - falling apart - and you'd have to climb through the chain link fence to get inside. Plus there are dogs everywhere, not friendly ones either, so it was probably for the best. Did your FI have a good time doing it? I can NOT wait to see the teasers!!
Did you come up the 86N or 86S? Since we took the 10 out, I wonder if we didn't go far enough on the 86.
The first "house" we shot in was really scary - it looked a lot like the one you shot in but i doubt it was the same. it was like being in a bad horror movie. I expected some old guy to come running out of the bedroom telling us to get out of his house :)
My FI was crabby on the drive out there but was so happy once we started shooting. He really took it seriously.
Trista had another e-session to blog first. I'm dying to see at least 1 photo!
Not sure which way we came...FI drove! :) We passed the hotel, then the yacht club (we didn't go there) and then the town with all the houses, etc. We shot at the far end first with the houses and worked our way back so that we would get the hotel at sunset. Now that you've been out there, you should rent the documentary "Salton Sea: Plagues and Pleasures". It talks about how everything got to be how it is now...pretty cool thing to watch if you've been there. We were obsessed with the place for a bit afterward! :)
darn - i bet we shot at the other end.
oh well, we'll go again. i want to do an after wedding shoot eventually because our wedding is at night and we aren't seeing each other before.
i saved this shoot as inspiration:
adding that to our list of rentals - thanks!
I cant wait to see how the pics came out!! I know they are gunna look FABULOUS!!
I know I can't wait to see pix either!!!
we want pics
I want to see them too!
I'm hoping she'll blog them tomorrow morning so I'll post as soon as they're up.
you better! :) i don't want to miss them while i'm gone!!!
YAY, but then bbooo I'm off work tomorrow, I'm gunna have to sign on here b4 we go meet with the priest. Kristeen you gotta text me as soon as you post them so I can Jump on ASAP!!
Kristeen did you get your photos yet?
i should get them tomorrow morning - i'll be stalking trista's blog so they'll be posted ASAP :)