Ally Rooftop Adventures
It's been who knows how many days since we went on lock down (I'm bad at math) and were all going a little stir-crazy. As the weeks pass and the restrictions here in Texas continue to ease, my wild-hearted, free-spirited sister-in-law, Ally, and I have been dreaming. We made plans but they were dashed by a rain storm. Plan B was set into action and we spent an evening chasing golden hour on parking garage rooftops here in The Woodlands.
There are many things that I love about shooting with Ally, but one of the most predominate aspects is that she is down for whatever. I can give her the craziest ideas and funny poses and she is down to try it without question. Not to mention, shes a natural. Ally is one of those gems that hops in front of your lens and knows how to shine. I blame (in the nicest sense of the word) it on the extrovert in her.
Ever since we first met nearly 6 years ago, Ally has always been dazzling my shy, introvert self with her daring. She makes friends in a flash, knows everyone and their mother, and isn't afraid to try new things.
She helps quiet personalities like myself come out of our shell.
Ally always takes my vision and makes it happen. When we were planning this shoot, she asked me what she should wear. My response was something, "Industrial/urban." She showed up and made it happen. Despite it being humid and warm, she decided to keep her jean jacket on because it was all part of the look.
Ally is also the right kind of wild to do stunts for me, safely obviously. We wanted to climb the wall, but the risk of falling was not worth it. We found a ledge that gave the illusion of a drop, but was actually close to the ground on both sides. Ally jumped up without hesitation and walked across it. With the clouds above turning pink and orange, it was the perfect backdrop.
As the sun began to set even lower, we switched our location to a higher parking garage near the mall. It was the perfect little spot and I think the two teenagers making out agreed. We shot until the light almost disappeared and then relived our adventures on the car ride back. I'm thankful for the opportunity to create and make memories with my sister-in-law. I think my future kids are going to think they're aunt is pretty cool!