Beverly Hills 90210

Growing up, I used to watch all the old {yes…black and white} Hollywood films with Clark Gable, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astair, Grace Kelly, Dean Martin {I could go on, but you get the point.}  That era of Hollywood glamour fascinates and captivates me.  I’m always shocked when those my age know nothing about these actors/actresses and their films.  We’re talking genuine talent and true classics here people!  Watching classic films from the 1950’s warms my heart as much as good ‘ol southern soul food.

Haley, David and I go back to 2009…the year they got married!  As soon as the two were hitched, Haley, a Southern Mississippi girl, moved to Beverley Hills with her new husband.  I remember mailing them their box of wedding images and getting a real kick at the fact that her zip code was 90210!!  When I announced I was west coast bound, Haley immediately asked if we could do a shoot in their old hood…Beverly Hills 90210.  And not just in the city of Beverly Hills.  But the Beverly Hills Hotel.  Y’all.  For it being my first trip to Tinsletown, I was floating on could 19 and was far surpassed giddy!  I was practically face-smashed to the taxi cab window while we drove down Sunset Blvd. and pulling up to the hotel.  I was awe struck.  And to be honest…I felt slightly inferior!  Who am I kidding…I felt very inferior!  Here I am…just a small town, southern  girl with a camera walking through the doors of the Iconic Beverly Hills Hotel {presumably with celebrities. At least I assumed so when I heard a hotel employee say they would escort them through the back hallways to avoid a busy hotel lobby.  Unfortunately, I’m terrible at recognizing any celebrities whatsoever..so I have no clue who any of them were. Oh…and I should probably state that I walked through those doors with a flip flop that broke from all the walking.  At that point, you could add homely, small town southern girl with a camera….}

The awe didn’t stop there.  Haley and David’s session ended in a little park area on the street where Father of the Bride {which happens to be one of my all time favorite movies} was filmed.  Granted, I never saw the house, but it didn’t matter…I was strolling the streets {with a broken filp flop, mind you. That I managed to staple with the Beverly Hill’s Bellboy’s stapler.  I kid you not. Just go ahead and laugh it up.}  Before we knew it, Haley, David and I had been shooting for hours with a lost sense of time from all the lighthearted laughter and catching up chatter.  Haley and David  are equally as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside…their souls are beyond sweet and radiant!  Had Haley not had to get back to work and I on my way to Santa Monica, we could’ve spent all day together laughing and sharing stories!

Here I am two months later and still feel like that day was merely a dream.  No need to pinch me though…I have pictures to prove it wasn’t!

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  • Holly Clarke Gardner - So yeah, these are just a wee bit gorgeous… Beautiful work, adorable (and beautiful) couple) and funny write-up. Time to get some new flippy-floppies! 😉 ReplyCancel

  • LeAnn Beatty Nethery - Wesley Ann, this is just the best blog post…of course I am a bit prejudiced about the photos, but I also love your description of your visit to Beverly Hills. I am always hoping to get a glimpse of Doris Day & Rock Hudson (but like you I am awful at recognizing celebrities)! Thank you for staying in touch with Haley. Hopefully you can photograph my grandbabies one day! You are AWESOME!ReplyCancel

  • Jo Ann Beatty - THESE ARE THE GREATEST I CAN THEM REAL OFTEN I ADORE MY GRANDDAUGHTER AND HER DAVID THANK FOR DOING THAT

    GRAND MOTHER SAYS AWSOME
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