A couple of days ago Kyle and I went out in the smoldering heat to grab a few test shots for his modeling portfolio! (Thanks for being a good sport, I know it was HOT!) Kyle… I think these pictures say it all!! You are lookin’ good! I hope you love them!!
Two weeks ago while I was in Chicago I got a phone call from Lauren. Within the first 5 seconds I KNEW she was going to be AWESOME! When we met up yesterday afternoon for her engagement shoot she certainly did not disappoint… Lauren, You are amazing! Aubrey… you’re not so bad yourself! Despite the temperature being 103 degrees… you guys were troopers!
Aubrey serves our country as a Marine… and nearly all of their relationship has been long distance! Patience, Dedication, Thoughtfulness, Selflessness… all of these things and more contribute to who Lauren and Aubrey are. After seeing the way you guys are with each other, I’d say they are stronger because of it…and it was well worth the wait… worth a few lonely nights, a few late night phone calls, the “I miss you’s” and the “Wish you were here’s.” They will finally be able to be together in one location for longer than a few weeks!And guess where they are moving once they are married?!? HAWAII! Don’t feel too bad for them!I don’t feel bad… I am going to come visit! haha
Lauren & Aubrey… you are two of the sweetest, most sincere, kindest, thoughtful people I’ve met! I am so lucky to work with people like you!
Oh… on an unrelated note… Remember the blog post about how I fall at almost every photoshoots… I fell at their photoshoot… Backing up..and BAM… Right on my rear-end! I will learn one of these days!
Here are a few of my favorites! :) You guys are beautiful!
Aubrey… thank you for selflessly serving our country!
I know you guys have awaiting patiently for me to post these photos…and the story of how all of this happened… and I have been SO excited to share these with you!!
I have ZERO clue how I am going to tell this story with as much enthusiasm as there is when I tell people in person…(I mean, I do the explosion sounds, hand motions, and all!) There are just so many details… Bare with me… I promise it will be worth the read!
I was recently visiting my very good friend Erin. in Chicago. She told me before I left that they were filming transformers in Chicago… and I got a little excited! Okay… I’m lying… I was ridiculously excited… and I was HOPEFUL that I was going to be able to see SOMETHING! We leave Sunday morning to Starbucks on Michigan Avenue…to see if we can figure out where they are filming… and lo and behold they are filming RIGHT there. We didn’t see any actual filming but we did see Megatron’s face on the bed of a truck… and a couple of “Transformer” cars.Oh! And the Michigan Avenue bridge that was lifted with cars “hanging on for dear life!” haha… It was AMAZING. (These pictures don’t do it justice…) So we hang out like stalkers for an hour or so… walking close to their base camp… where they would be eating lunch and cooling off in their trailers… etc…and needless to say… It was about 489 degrees outside and 500% humidity… we had to forfeit…. So, we cut our losses…and take our sweat-drenched-bodies back to her apartment. We didn’t see anything too exciting…but were thrilled we saw what we did…. (see photos below)…
Aaaaaand we got excited!! The light turns green, we turn right…and we are stopped by another red light and a police officer saying we can’t go anywhere UNTIL THEY FINISH FILMING! WHAT?! They are going to film?? RIGHT THERE!!? Someone yells “ROLLING!” “ROLLING!” “FIRE IN THE HOLE!” And all of a sudden we see these guys running through the debris toward us… shooting guns in the air at an invisible transformer…and this HUGE explosion!
Here is Josh Duhamel running toward us…
That’s a wrap!
Well, Almost a wrap… Erin leans out of the window and screams… not once, but twice… “I LOVE YOU, JOSH!” He turns around, smiles, and waves…!!
What a sweet guy! **swoon** haha… Okay, so it was cheesy but we were geeking out!
Here is the crew after they were finished filming that scene… (Ever wonder how non-romantic those romantic parts of movies are? It’s because there are 6,493 people at any given point standing 6 feet away from you! ha!)
Here are some props for you..courtesy of the iPhone! This is Megatron!
And look for this newspaper stand in the movie!!
Here are a couple of sequence shots of Shia performing his stunt… (We counted 3 stunt doubles for him…) He is the one on the left flipping over the taxi!
And here is a video of that scene being filmed!
And here is an iPhone video of a scene they were about to start filming on the river… The boat to the right that you see is going to catch on fire! They would light it on fire, then put it out… light it on fire, then put it out…