Living in Miami we are very fortunate to have awesome weather. As a photographer being able to use my hometown as a backdrop is (like visa says) priceless! So when I drove up to shoot Marianna for her SweetLife photo session I almost fell on the floor. I was excited and surprised when I realized that they were about to begin filming a movie. Yes you guessed it, Rock of Ages. This big budget movie will be staring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise. Wow, a mouth full of celebrities. Little did they know I had my own celebrity to photograph. Upon arriving at the set I realized they were not yet ready for filming. We quietly and nonchalantly walked on to the set and the fun and laughter began. Yes, we were able to shoot on the exact set that you will see in the actual movie. They made the set resemble Los Angeles 1987. Enjoy the pics.
BTW, thank you to Marianna's mom for the delicious homemade banana bread. I know there was some kind of strawberry bread delivered to the studio, but that somehow never made it to me..Maybe it's because I was on vacation..Well I'm back.. hint hint.