That damn wind.

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Incredibly lucky is a good way of putting it.  Go Slo makes this work thing more like just a having fun thing.  That's not to say it's not work...sometimes it totally is.  The bookkeeping, tax form filling out and licking {all} the stamps are not things I would exactly say are my favorite.  Although, I would do those things a million times over to keep having Go Slo shoot days in my a heartbeat.

Yep, the wind was blowing a million miles an hour and the light was way too harsh for ideal product shots, but in the end who cares.  That's the Go Slo thing, right?  It sure as hell is. 

The week before the shoot we shot listed, packed and prepped.  The morning of, we met and caravanned to Curt Gowdy State Park, just outside of Cheyenne, all going at the the slow pace car speed my '67 Beetle could muster.  

The closer we got, the more I could see the long grasses acquiescing to the wind on the side of the road.  You know, that helpful visual measure when you're trying to ignore that your incredibly light vintage car is almost getting blown off the road.  Just look at the grasses...maybe it's not as bad as you think. Sure, Bria.

It was just as bad as I thought...maybe even worse.  Hair was in mouths, shirts were extra ripple-y and the lack of cloud cover turned our once buttery, flat light into blinding rays headed straight for the over exposure category.   

No matter.  What's a rock to hold your plate down between friends, right?  So right.  The kiddos picnic'd in the Vanagon while us adult folk ate, did model things and timed the approaching storm clouds to the minute.  Wait, I cannot forget the rock throwing.  Kids and adults alike hurled many a rock into that water.  We sure did. 

We also told stupid jokes, laughed too hard and fell a ridiculous amount of times while doing yoga poses.  Well, maybe the last one was just me.  

I owe a beer to whoever was genius enough to realize that some family isn't always given to you, it's found.  I couldn't imagine not having both kinds in my life and for that I will be forever grateful.  A {gigantic} thank you to my found family for putting up with these Go Slo shenanigans...they wouldn't be the same without you. 

Check out the absolute legit-ness of that wind on our Behind the Scenes vid...



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