How an amazing event turns into one of the most memorable nights of our career…
We were so happy when we got the phone call from one of our frequent clients (thanks to Design 42 for introducing us). She was having a bash for her 50th birthday at their home and she wanted us to capture it all for her. One thing that stood out during the planning process was that there was going to be a celebrity guest at the event, but the identity would remain a mystery! <insert gasp> Our first hint as to who this could be was on the actual day of the event. We knew from past experience that this family knew how to throw a glamouros party. However, we were speechless when we stepped into the panoramic glass tent; the décor was amazing! Once we stopped drooling over the décor, we noticed there was a piano center stage. Ah HA! A hint! We luckily had a private portrait session with the family and the mystery guest. The wait was finally over! We walked into a room and met Sir Elton John! <insert scream> We literally had to remind ourselves to breathe. Even writing this story reminds us how lucky we are. We had the opportunity to meet and better yet, photograph one of our icons! It’s all a blur, but thank God we have photographs (and plenty of them). Elton John played all his greatest hits. A few times in between shooting, we stopped to take it all in. He truly is amazing. Just Elton, a piano, and us just steps away from him…surreal! Each and every time we tell the story we appreciate the opportunity that we had more and more… WE photographed Elton John!
PS Did I mention we got to hear him sing for over an hour?!?!?
Pinch me… Sir Elton John! AHHHHHH!
January 27, 2012