Moberly Shoot Day 1

Trip Start Aug 18, 2010
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Trip End Aug 26, 2010


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Wednesday, April 28, 2010


We started our first day off in Moberly at the Jim Cross property barn. The weather is low 40's but bright and sunny. And boy were we glad we brought our rain boots! We trecked through tall grass and mud to get to the old red barn.  An added bonus of the location was playing with the litter of 8 puppies that the farm dog recently had. Unfortunetely the sun wasn't quite right at this point of the morning so we're coming back this afternoon to complete the shot. So we quickly packed up and journeyed down some dirt roads to the next location which was a hilly gravel road bordered by trees. We turmed on some country music and got the first shot of the day with our model Katie wearing a cute plaid dress. 
Our next couple of shots took place in downtown Moberly. First, we shot in front of the abandoned "Sportsman's Lunch" building. This building was really neat because it was faced with weathered boards so the fashion really popped. Next we had to get Moberly police cooperation to block off part of the main street so we could shoot our model Sarah in a glamourous  dress from our 14-24 collection in front of a '64 Pontiac GTO. Lots of curious locals came out to watch the shoot. In fact, some thought that President Obama was on main street because he was actually doing a speech 20 miles away in Macon, MO.
We were really in a groove so we decided to knock one more shot out before lunch. So we headed to the History Museum to photograph in front of the mural on the side of the building. This mural was painted by local high school students and illustrates key events in Moberly's history. Here's a little history of the town of Moberly: Following the end of the Civil War, the US was looking westward for growth and expansion. In September of 1866 railroad surveyors determined that Moberly was to be the location for a new railroad interchange. As Moberly grew, it attracted many young, strong- willed immigrants determinded to "find their fortune." Soon the town of 1,500 was working hard to become the "center" of the railroads growth westward. Soon the population of Moberly soared to over 5,000 and a writer from the industrial north coined the phrase: 'Moberly, The Magic City.' 
After a quick lunch of sandwhiches and chips, we set up for the next shot at the Randolph Co. Historical & Railroad Museum & Park to shoot another outfit from our 14-24 collection. A train even rolled through in the middle of our setup.
Next we went to the Moberly High School football stadium to shoot more from our 14-24 collection with Sara which is "summer school" inspired. We had 12 of the state championship Moberly Hign School cheerleading squad doing stunts in the background. They looked so great in their red, white and blue uniforms. Go Spartans!  
The last shot of the day was back at the barn. we were excited to see the puppies again, they are too cute. The shots we took with Katie were so magical. The setting sun gave off the perfect light. We can't wait for everyone to see these shots. We even decided to put some puppies in a handbag and include them in the marketing shot. Nothing is cuter than a purse full of puppies! A big thanks to Jim and his family for allowing us to use his beautiful farm. It was a wrap around 7:45pm. What a long but GREAT day.

 
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