We were recently afforded the opportunity to spend a Saturday afternoon at Owens Field in Columbia, SC shooting with a replica of a P-51 Mustang.
This airplane is a carbon-fiber copy of the 1940s-era Mustang, and is built to a 3/4 scale of the original bird. It was beautifully painted by Chad Martin, of Chad’s Custom Dreams in Saluda, SC.
Lights, cameras, wardrobe, and a truck-full of props and accessories in town, we headed into Columbia with our sights set on capturing some fantastic images.
We shot with three models, two of which are on the Rocket Queen Imaging staff. Each model had three separate wardrobe looks, and while that made it quite a long day, it was just a ton of fun, and turned into quite a productive day, portfolio-wise.
George and Lucy, the owners of the airplane, are part of an experimental aircraft group based at Owens Field. We had the opportunity to meet many of the group members during the day, ad to a person, they were kind and easy to get along with.
George and Lucy patiently sat and took in the session, commenting several times about how there was more involved in a photo session than they ever imagined. The lights, the angles, the wardrobe, the makeup.. it all has to come together to create a truly spectacular image. It is truly a team effort, but that’s what makes it so rewarding.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of accomplishment when a group of people come together to achieve something that none of them could do individually.
If you’re considering a photo session with us, we’d encourage you to reach out and give us a call. We love what we do, and relish every opportunity to help our clients feel beautiful and take home an album of images that they will always treasure.