Lemon print, grosgrain ribbon, and light cotton fabric – that’s a small précis of just one of the designs that my daughter fell in love with when we were photographing Faith’s great summer dresses. Faith Works 4U is a clothing and handmade goods line based in Florida by guess who… Faith! Her line has varying fabrics and she offers a variety of items – I’m loving her 1970′s inspired plush owls.
I have to tell you, photographing these dresses was quite an event. I took my daughter, Brielle, out to this abandon school house to take the pictures. It was out in the middle of no-where , tucked back from the street. The session went great – Brielle kept doing her little ballet dance (she does that when she puts on something ‘pretty’). Anyway, Tyler and my husband were with us too. We were wrapping things up and headed back to the car (about 15 steps away) got everyone buckled, comfy, and ready to head to Starbucks for a little treat. I turned the key in the ignition and ….nothing. I tried again… nothing. So we thought we’d call our friends Bobby & Mary Beth to see if they could come out and jump our battery. Not so easy….we both left our cell phones at home assuming the other had brought theirs. So we’re out in the middle of no-where without cell phones….not smart, I know. Since not many people drive by this area and Jeff was having no luck getting anyone to stop, he decided he was going to walk to try to get help – Brielle hearing this and seeing daddy walk away yells ‘Daddy, we love you….’ Oh my…then I got panicked and started flagging down any car that I could see in the distance – of course Jeff turned around and saw me and freaked out saying ‘ what are you doing – you’re a girl with 2 kids – you can’t do that – you never know what someone will do to you and the kids.’ As we’re trying to figure out what to do, Jeff decided to push the car closer to the road pop the hood and waive jumper cables by passing cars. A few passed by without stopping and my heart began to sink. Then I notice the last car slowing and turning around in the road – he was heading back our way! I was so excited! Jeff was relieved too. The nice man was disabled and was so sweet to stop and help us. We had no money with us (just credit cards) so I couldn’t even give him money. All I could do was thank him profusely for stopping to help us. Anyway, I got the pictures I needed and we got home safe so it was a happy ending and we are laughing about it now! Lesson: Always bring a cell phone with you when you venture into no-where land (and hopefully you’ll still have a signal)