Would you trust me if I asked to stick your child in a tub of fruit?
If you are a photographer, then you most likely have seen the fruit session trend going around! If you have no idea what I am talking about and you think I came up with this idea all by myself, then I will let you know... I didn't. However, I did my own twist on it! I was tagged in a photo of a baby sitting in the kitchen sink full of strawberries! She had the cutest headband on too, I die over it! Refrence: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/213006257360893577/
This photo sparked my own creativity! I knew I wanted to do a fruit session, but just a little different! I envisioned using more than just strawberries, I wanted a variety of colors! So I used strawberries, oranges, and lemons... AND lots of them! I also knew I wanted to use an old wash tub, so thank you Jamie for allowing me to borrow one! And the last decision, location. A beach spot was screaming my name, so that's exactly what we did. IT WAS PERFECT. This session was everything I imagined and MORE. I am a very visual person, so when I am trying to describe my vision to my client, they most likely think I am crazy. I sent my client the photo of a wash tub and the strawberry inspiration picture, I can only imagine what she was thinking. She agreed, she trusted me, and I'm so thankful she did! It's not always a bad thing when you trust your photographer, it's actually a very good thing! This is what happens when you work with me. Crazy ideas and complete perfection.
The real question... How did I get the water to the location?
I was not about to stick the baby in Peoria River water, so I really had to think of a plan. I originally thought about 5 gallon water jugs from Walmart, however they only sold 3 gallon ones for $9... Scratch that idea. Over dinner, I asked my family for their input and let me tell ya, they are smart. They mentioned how I should fill the 5 gallon Gatorade jugs that we have in the garage! Wow, that didn't even cross my mind. PERFECT. So I filled 2 of them up in the shower and let them sit outside during the day so they were warm for the baby! I transported them to the location with a wagon to save my muscles and sanity. It worked out great!