Technically, nothing should have happened when Michael and Clarissa found themselves as seatmates on a roadtrip bound for Utah. They were both going up to visit others… romantically-inclined others. But somewhere along the way, between the California and Utah state lines, something magical happened. And now, married a little over four years, they share their home with their sweet puppy, Bella, and are living happily ever after.
When I asked my friend Steve if she could think of any one else I could use as test subjects for my film project, she immediately thought of Clarissa & her brother Michael. I’m so glad she did! We had such a good time catching up (I have known Michael for years) and telling stories. And fighting off bugs. But since we are all such troopers, it was going to take more than a few bugs to keep us from capitalizing on some first-rate sunshine and making some beautiful images at “Bumpy-Tree Park.” (Otherwise known as Hillside Park, in El Cajon, CA.)
Thank you, Michael & Clarissa, for the lovely afternoon. And for introducing me to a new place to shoot!