Bend, OR Shoot Day 1
Trip Start Aug 18, 2010
25Trip End Aug 26, 2010
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We started our day in Smith Rock State Park. We met a Park Ranger named Will, saw rock climbers in the distance, and were greeted by a school field trip. This setting would be the stage for our Wear @ Work Collection. No matter what angle you were shooting from, there was always a great view. The crew enjoyed a picnic lunch before heading out to our next location. Sticking with the outdoor theme, we headed to the mountains...Three Sisters Mountains.
Words can't even describe the beauty we found at a road side stop. The view of Three Sisters was breathtaking...and historic. Here's a little about the Three Sisters Mountains that we found at a nearby plaque: The mountain peaks were written about by Pacific Railroad Surveyor Lieutenant H.L. Abbot on September 4, 1855: "This morning, after riding a few miles, we emerged from the forest, and traversed an elevated plateau, dotted with cedars and sage bushes...The air was uncommonly clear and pure...The snowy peaks of the Three Sisters appeared quite near." Originally named Faith, Hope,Charity, they are now referred to as South Sister, Middle Sister, and North Sister
After the vista shot of the Sisters we took a pit stop at a great mural in downtown Bend. Our models didn't join us for this image, but it was a great way to capture Bend on its own!
We were able to get our next shot right in our own backyard, the parking lot of the Ameritel Inn, our home away from home during our visit to Bend. We set up in front of three tall smoke stacks in the Old Mill District. Katie modeled a great suit seperate outfit from our Wear @ Work line. Once the best shots were tagged, the crew took a much needed break. Additionally, we needed to wait for the sun to set since our last shot of the day would be best viewed at night.
Once it was dark, we headed downtown to the Tower Theater where we shot some of our glamorous Studio Y outfits. The town was so great allowing us to slow down traffic and block off street corners. The energy in downtown Bend was energizing, warm, and inviting with groups of onlookers getting excited about what was happening. Because downtown was so amazing, it became the backdrop for two of the top outfit picks. For outfit one Amanda rocked the shots in some short shorts with a cute embelished dressy tube top.
Now it was time to get ready for shot number two. The outfit was a stunning off the shoulder red tunic paired with some fun jeggings...and of course tons of accessories!!! In the background of the shot we welcomed a local street musician who provided the entertainment on set and was a great prop in our scenery. The city started to quiet down for the evening about the same time that it was time for us to pack up and go. We have another busy day and early start in Bend tomorrow. Stay tuned for more insights to our adventure.