Sometimes you have a concept and you just have to run with it. That’s what happened for this conceptual lifestyle shoot. We wanted to tell a story through pictures that take the audience on a ride. On our Hillbilly Honeymoon shoot, a silly idea turned into a fun story with beautiful images.
Because Travis and Stacy are married, and both extremely comfortable in front of the camera. Travis models professional from time to time and the pair had a lot of charisma on camera. We loved the “his and hers” sized shot guns and wrote characters around them. Everyone involved collaborated to create the characters; add a western dress and dirty long johns, and our hillbilly couple was born.
The great thing about a styled commercial shoot is that you have the freedom to create versatile images to tell your story in many different ways. Our first few shots took a serious tone with the landscape and skyline.
As we continued, the hillbilly grew stronger and the quirks of Travis’ character revealed themselves. Our favorite touch? Somewhere along the journey, our hillbilly lost a sock.
A hillbilly Blows His Top
Some times the best ideas are spontaneous. We made a bunch of the static portraits and then the wind picked up. Travis’s hat blew off. Andrew had an idea: Why don’t we have you “chase” the viewer and loose his hat in the process? A little toss of the hat with the ultra wide angle lens and the crazy comes out. Even with all of that, our favorite part is Stacy’s expression in the background.