Yesterday I spent 4 hours at a local car wash. Not washing our incredibly dirty cars but taking photos of other people washing their incredibly dirty cars. And photographing some people washing their already perfectly clean cars which just made me realize how much I love a clean car. Knowing full-well I will just never be one of those people will a perfectly clean car. Never. It's just not in me.
At this point it's not even in me to keep a clean house so forget about the car!
So while I was standing outside this car wash for four hours yesterday getting totally sunburned I got to take some pretty fun photos!
I was hired to take photos for their new website and although I really do love photographing babies and families MOST, a random project like this every once in a while is JUST what the creative doctor ordered. I love being able to brain storm ideas with a client and just STRETCH my creative muscles. It feels good. And it's fun. And it just gets me all pumped about this awesome job I have!
Hands down my favorite image from yesterday. This just makes me smile. He is one of just a few men that work there and couldn't have been any sweeter to me. So nice. But this photo, to me, is just hilarious. The sign (that has been there FOREVER and is so utterly a part of the tradition of this place it will never come down!), the face, him holding the bubble brush! All of it!
These are the two families that own the Brentwood Car Wash and I thought we really needed a family shot for the website b/c THIS IS IMPRESSIVE people! Two families with that many young children! Love it!
And, see the CUTE lady right up front? Sara? Well, she and I have some CUSTOM ART pieces we're collaborating on that will be announced in time for Christmas gifts! Can't wait to show you all the craftiness coming your way!
Oh, and speaking of Sara, this next photo is JUST FOR HER:
Her daughter, G, who was just sitting like this on the Jeep. In perfect model positioning. Just begging for me to photograph her. Who looks WAY more like a teenager than either parent is ready for!
I have a few other projects coming up for this company soon! Thanks Bart and Michael for trusting me with your car wash! I can't wait for you to see the rest of the images!---------------------
TODAY: We have ALREADY (it is not yet noon) returned my mom's van to her which we borrowed while she was out of town, gotten sodas, picked up the DYING Rodeo so it could REST IN PEACE in our driveway until we TRY to sell it, painted, played a game, done laundry, cooked breakfast, made two snacks, answered 28 emails and blogged. Oh and that doesn't count the THREE poops Chris took care of or the emails he answered or the fights he broke up or the vacuuming or the installing of the new cable box or the five phone conversations. The funny part is that it doesn't even feel like it's been a busy day! Nice!
Chris has soccer camp this afternoon and I have a family session at their home... excited for this one! Grandma will play with the kids, feed them dinner and pop them in bed for us while we work. Thanks mom!
AND... TOMORROW MY BABY TURNS FOUR. Oh man. It does feel strange to write that. If you have been reading my blog from the beginning, when Bailey was not even 2 yet, does it feel strange to you too?
And with this birthday comes a pretty big milestone. We will no longer have three kids ages three and under. We will have a four year old. Elated and sad about this milestone all at the same time. Is that odd?
It is TODAY. Get out there! ENJOY IT!