This past summer we headed to the coast to do a shoot for our May Coastal look. After a serious 10-hour road trip with a trailer full of coastal product, lots of gas station coffees, and one gorgeous sunrise, we finally arrived and were ready to shoot. Towards the end of the day we found this great little pier that was the perfect setup for an editorial shot of our painted baskets. But we thought, you know what this shot is missing? Seagulls! And the next thought was, how do we attract some seagulls? The answer…. Barbeque potato chips! Who knew?
And man do seagulls LOVE barbeque potato chips. In fact, we attracted a few too many seagulls! It was a bit like a scene from a Hitchcock thriller. What you don’t see is seconds before this shot was me screaming and running down the pier to escape “the birds.” But once everything settled down and the birds had their fill, we got the shot we were after. And then we packed up and headed back home. A successful shoot on the road!