Usually, Monday's are the worst + Everybody dreads them.
But this week, my Monday was amazing. I got to return to the Bowladrome for a photoshoot with one of my fav clients, Tilleul. I've been working with Tilleul for a couple of months now, and it's been really great! So far it's just been product shots but this past Monday we did a fun shoot at my favourite local bowling alley: The Bowladrome.
The Bowladrome is in the same neighborhood where I grew up and a lot of birthday parties were spent here. I hadn't been there in years so when Katie told me our shoot was there I was super excited.
Okay, no joke, when I walked in on Monday, it was like I took a trip back in time. Everything was the same from the last time I was in there.... and that was when I was about 12 years old. 9 years later and nothing has changed. Literally nothing. The same galaxy carpet is on the walls in the entry way, the same tables and chairs are there, even the same cafe. I'm not kidding when I say this. The nostalgia hit me like a ton of bricks. I wanted to cry from happiness. Plus, we had the whole place to ourselves.
There were these great neon signs where the cafe and snack bar is, and I couldn't resist shooting there, it was so cool. Any kind of creative understands the struggle of finding new locations that are different. This was so refreshing and this location made all of my dreams come true. Abby, our model was the cutest gal and she did such a good job modelling. She looked stunning in the clothes and was so great to work with!
I think the best part of this day was everyone who was there. Abby was wonderful and Katie KILLED it. She scooped up the most amazing location and the owners of the Bowladrome could not have been nicer. They were there during the shoot and were super nice, accommodating and genuine.
Ah!!! I wish I could put into words how great this day was. Can every Monday start like this?