WOW. We are kind of reeling from everything. Geoff and I have been on cloud nine the past few days. Before this week, our trip to the Up replica house was just a fun and (BEYOND) amazing memory that Geoff and I were lucky enough to share. Since we posted about it, the photos have been spreading like wildfire! We are so thankful for all of the kind comments from friends and strangers all over the world! It’s been popping up all over the internet. One of the coolest moments was when we saw that the director of Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich, tweeted about our shoot! The Daily Mail, a UK news site, even wrote a very sweet article about it: read it here! We sent Bangerter Homes a little album of the photos from the shoot and they put it in the Up House for all the visitors to see! Neat!
More than anything, we get such a thrill that our photo shoot has brought joy and happiness to other people. If just one other person got a smile from it, that makes me happy. I thought it would be fun to share a little behind the scenes!
These are from when we were planning our Carl and Ellie costumes. (These two are from my iPhone, sorry for the bad quality!)
Creating our handmade adventure book.
Sewing my yellow dress in the middle of the night before we left!
I wrote in the original post that hair and makeup was done by Enizio Hair and Makeup Artistry. Truth be told, I rarely step foot in a salon (I’ve been cutting my own hair for almost 5 years now) and I have NEVER had my makeup professionally done (yup, I did my own wedding makeup!). So it was really fun to splurge a little had get my hair and makeup done at a studio!
I’m kind of nervous to post this before and after photo, but I wanted to show you how awesome a job the girls at Enizio did! It was a really great experience. They even styled Geoff’s hair too! (His Carl haircut was done by Paper Doll Smile in Sacramento.)
We got there early to blow up all those colorful balloons.
Here we are with our photographers, Wendy and Tyler of Blue Lily Photography! It really was an honor to finally meet these incredible human beings. You must check out their blog and thier amazing work. I am truly envious of their travel-crazy, photographing, nomadic lifestyle.
Geoff and I post-shoot in a state of bliss. We were on top of the world!
We waved goodbye to the Up house and continued on our road trip in utter happiness. Off to another adventure!