Nathaniel, Nicolle and Shyanne Mayo
On the Salt River, near Saguaro Lake
East of Phoenix, AZ ~ 7:01 PM on 4.29.2010
Mindi Schappach, Senior Art Director for B, The Buick Owner magazine asked me to shoot a portrait of Nathaniel Mayo and his family with their 2008 Buick Enclave.
Nathan posted on his Facebook wall about the love for his Buick Enclave (something about the Buick Enclave not being your "Grandfather's Buick")... Buick heard about the post and hired me through the ASMP Find A Photographer website to photograph him with his wife and child and of course the car. The art director gave me some guidelines for the shoot (wanting to run across a 2 page spread), sent a previous shot they had run from the same series and layout for type, etc.
We lucked out and got the beautiful light on the mountains in the background... I thought at one point after the sun was gone that we were not going to get that beautiful light, but somehow it appeared right at the very end of the shoot.