At the time of consultation, I knew this shoot was bound to be special. We were gathered at the table going over details, to give me a better understanding of what the client was looking for in the shoot itself. It started off as a gift for the parent’s anniversary. Updated family portraits were all they requested, and the farm was the location they wanted to use. I found out after location scouting around the farm with a family member the sweet elderly couple had eloped in Dillon, SC which was quite common back then and never had a real wedding. As a photographer, I know the importance of having wedding photos, and photos in general and I wanted the family to have some sort of heirloom to have for years to come. My brain began to turn with ideas of how to combine the already booked family session with an anniversary shoot. Being familiar with styling shoots and decorating, I knew every detail needed to be perfect. The location we were using was a brush broom grass field, but it needed something special to bring everything together. We were discussing the location and the idea I had in mind when it hit me. A truck. Owned by the son of the couple, it didn’t take much convincing when I proposed the idea to him. It was made the same year they were married, it made perfect sense. I knew it would the perfect centerpiece behind this classic vintage farm shoot. Pair it with florals and a quaint side table set up and it would be picture ready. With 56 years of love under their belt, it was no surprise see the couple tickled pink at the thought of commemorating their love for one another with this shoot.