Location: Manchester, NH
To quote the photographer, Manchester never ceases to be...interesting.
Mainly the people and interactions you’re bound to have-especially doing a photo shoot at night in front of city hall, wearing a floor length gown.
Within the first 5 minutes of our shoot-during the setup actually- we were asked if we had any spare money (not on unusual for any city-like areas).
Not even 3 minutes after that, another man approached us, and asked the photographer if he had a business card because he has a birthday coming up, and wanted to have some pictures taken. Maybe I misheard him, and he said he has a child with a birthday coming up, which makes more sense to me- but its very possible he wanted pictures taken too (I’m taking a moment to imagine the gentleman who was wearing a ski jacket, business pants, and had a briefcase in hand, dressed the same way but with a birthday hat and balloons around him...ya...it’s a good look).
We had a small audience between a receptionist in a building with glass doors, another worker in that same office, the random passersby on the street, and a security guard. I was a little nervous when the security guard first came out. We thought he was going to inform us we needed a permit of some sort, or ask us to leave for causing a disturbance, but he very kindly let us know that if we were cold at all, there was a heater right inside the door that we could stand at and warm up for a bit.
Originally I was thinking I’d go for a glamour look with the dress, but between the weather (not freezing, but with the wind, definitely not warm), and the area we decided to shoot in, I thought a leather jacket would give it more of an edgy style more fitting for our location.
Who knew that monday nights at 7pm, when you actually WANT there to be cars driving by for a specific look, the streets would be vacant? I guess for future reference, if you need to shoot in front of city hall with limited traffic passing by, try a weekday in the later evening!