Hi all !
So excited to share these cool images of my very good friends Mike and Sue. They both grew up in the Chico CA. area. They wanted a large print to hang in their media room that has a country theme to it. (Michael is a hunter :)
The location was actually not my idea so I cannot take credit. I asked where would be someplace special to them. I think Mike actually came up with the idea of the covered bridge in Chico. Of course Sue took that idea and ran with it :)
So the plan was to go to the bar where they first met, the church where they were married – with a sideline trip to Durham (small town outside of Chico where Mike grew up). Anyway talk about a small town- where everyone knows everyone. While we were shooting in front of the church where they were married – who shows up for Saturday evening Mass? (Mike’s lovely mother Rita!) Talk about a perfect surprise for everyone :)
The place where they met is called Madison Bear Garden known as “The Bear” http://www.madisonbeargarden.com/ we took a few shots outside which was not an easy task with no one else in the shot (Think Octoberfest at a bar in Chico : ) I had to be quick to make it look like they were alone in the world!
Anyway – back to the Bridge ….The Bridge is actually called Honey Run Bridge. It was built in 1886 and then later covered in 1894. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. So bottom line - It is pretty cool !
Here are a few of my favorites! Would love to hear any comments you may have. Feel free to contact me if you would like to capture your own environmental portrait, anywhere in this big beautiful world that is important to you!