“Why would you want to take your engagement photos in a JUNK YARD”.. Aaron’s mom asked the week before our shoot. Trying to think of a fun and different place to take their engagement photos Aaron remembered that his uncle owned a junk yard out in El Mirage. Thinking that it could be a cool location for photos they proposed the idea to me.. I said…. umm…. YEAH!!! When they told me also that they had hired Shade Tree Films to shoot their Love Story the same day I was even more thrilled! Kristin and I were so pumped to get out there and start shooting.. The slight fatigue from the 2.5 hour drive quickly faded away as we pulled up to the property! Our mouths hit the floor when we saw this place! So..much…to….shoot…!! You could imagine that while shooting in a junk yard you would stumble across some pretty cool backgrounds…but full campers, plane engines, semi trucks, classic cars, oil tanks, and old torpedo shells from WWII… come on!! A photographer’s dream come true.. There was honestly so much to shoot we didn’t even cover a 1/4 of the property.. But here is some of the stuff Kristin and I got!!
That’s right they even had a Farris Wheel!!
Drew and Chad from Shade Tree Films..
I love these shots in an old ice cream tuck..
Oh yeah not only was there a playground of props for us to use for the shoot.. there just so happen to be this totally awesome dry lake bed right next door!!
Apparently wind bugging is the thing to do out there.. Check out this guys tricks.. I think he wanted a little attention too..
Here are a couple more shots as we drove across the lake bed on our way home..
I love this next shot..not bad through the windshield..
Thanks Aaron and Trish for introducing us to such a wonderful place.. we cant wait for your wedding!!