Last weekend, it was back to my favorite outdoor location to shoot the lovely Gabriella Katia. Although it wasn’t the fist time I’ve shot at this particular spot, it was the first time I had persmission!
You see… during my last shoot at this location, I was paid an unexpected visit from the Orlando PD along with the owner of the neighboring property. Luckily, I didn’t get in any trouble once they realized that we weren’t stripping stolen vehicles, which had apparently happened there before. Not only was the neighbor understanding, he also hired me a week later to shoot portraits of his fiancées daughter on Prom night. It was during the portrait session that he explained his original intent of confronting us with a shotgun before finally deciding to call the cops. To put this into a comical perspective, he went from almost shooting me (literally) to hiring me for a shoot. What an ironic turnaround!!
The family was so happy with the Prom photos, they welcomed me to use their property for any future shoots. I quickly took them up on this offer when it came time to shoot Gabriella. I’ll simply bullet the highlights of the shoot so we can get on with the pictures:
- Joey and Gabriella almost get lost in the woods in a small off-road vehicle
- Horse attempts to stick its tongue in Gabriella’s ear (see last photo below)
- A single fire ant bites Gabriella 7 times on her left butt cheek
- Joey hits a small mammal with his car on the way home
Now for some pics… Enjoy! (click on any image for a larger version)