A Family Session at the Houston Air Terminal Museum
We love this family session. It is is a beautiful example of a meaningful, styled shoot, and we love the location which the family frequents! Here's a few words from the mother who styled the day, Jacki Craig Schaefer:
The inspiration for these photos began with a vintage Rebecca Taylor dress who design was inspired by the late 1960’s. This, in turn, prompted a general theme for the session! The location, Houston’s 1940 Air Terminal Museum, is a special location for my family because we spend a lot of time there watching airplanes land with our son.
The museum also has an original Lockheed Lodestar plane, which made an amazing and original backdrop for photographs. The plane was renovated in the 60’s and retains the styling from that decade, which fit in perfectly with our session theme. My husband had a three-piece suit from our wedding that worked with the dress, and we were tasked with locating the perfect 60’s baby apparel for our son, which was not a simple task! His Andy & Evan sweater and shorts finished his outfit, which was inspired by 60’s British school uniforms.
We loved Divya Pande’s approach to photography, and we felt the use of film (instead of digital) would provide another layer of support to the 1960s narrative of the session. My son is almost two years old, and giving him the chance to be captured as he played at the museum was a wonderful way to document this time in our lives.