Before too long, John will become family of sorts. The wedding is coming up in a few months and I’ll have loads to shoot there. John is also setting out on his own business venture in the middle of it all and for a few hours our backyard is becoming a proving ground for everything he hopes to practice with real clients. I gladly took the opportunity to shoot some great content for his website over at ViaAlba.com
Via Alba is a private catering service that John and his partner, Andrew, are starting up. We wanted to theme the shoot with a “Spring Garden Party” look to it – bright colors, greenery in the backyard, sunshine, food, wine, the works. As expected, the morning of the shoot our back yard was covered in four inches of snow that had fallen the night before. “No point in rescheduling” he tells me “we already bought all of the food!
Colorado spring snowstorms are notorious for vanishing as suddenly as they set on. As the morning drew on and the hour of the party neared, gutters splashed with melt-off. The entire neighborhood sounded like a creek was running through it. When it was showtime, everything was bone dry and soaked in sun. While John and Andrew prepped and plated, the guests enjoyed libations and company. On the menu: a robust cheese board, fresh ceviche, a rack of ribs, and red snapper fish tacos. Everyone had their fill.
Best part about it? We had a party in our garden, and I didn’t have to clean my kitchen afterward.Empty gallery item. Please make sure you have upload image to it or check the short code.