Last year I set a goal to do a big production shoot. The focus of the series would be a retro Route 66 road trip. So I set out to find the perfect people to help me put all of this together. Yvonne Garcia, from 812 Retro, helped with the initial planning and set design. We went location scouting and decided on using the Enchanted Trails RV Park. They have a 1959 Spartan RV and it was perfect for our shoot. Yvonne also provided some of the props from her shop. Next we looked at clothing and makeup. We stopped in at a boutique clothing store off Central Ave., Andy & Edie's, and loved their retro style clothing. The store owner donated two great pieces for us to use. They are the white jump suit and black dress shown below. I then rented the rest of the pieces from Costume's by Angie. They are all authentic clothing pieces from the 1960's and 1970's. For the makeup, I decided on the Pop Art style popular in the 1960's. Alexis Cardiel did a phenomenal job with the hair and makeup! Since we were shooting in the southwest I wanted the jewelry to add a bit of that southwestern flare. Adam Fierro of Fierro Jewelry Design generously lent us several unique pieces from his collection. I was blown away by how gorgeous they were and how perfectly they fit in with our theme. The rest of the pieces then just fell in place. Alexis Cardiel, Greg Farinelli, Andrew Billau, and Nichole Anaya volunteered to model. Chris Johnson and John Romero brought out their 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner and 1968 Chevrolet Impala to use as props. Raquel Stewart, a local photographer, came out to record some behind the scenes footage. And last but not least, Zayda Renna assisted me on set with everything from lighting to fetching items I had forgotten. It was a great experience and I am so grateful for the support I received on this project. Finally, to top it all off some of the images were picked up by Salyse Magazine! I am very happy with the outcome and already starting to plan my next big shoot!