I had the privilege of photographing some special long time friends, a few ladies from Valdosta High School's class of 1965 on the day of their 50th class reunion. What a joyful, funny, delightful group. Of course, I would be blood kin to the lovely lady in bib overalls and pearls.
The original back drop was slated to be a Valdosta landmark, The Crescent on N. Patterson St., but there was this little policy we were made aware of: we could be arrested if we were on the grounds during a private event. A private event was scheduled some four hours later than we intended to catch a few candids there, but no chances were taken, no pictures either.
We drove down to The Ponderosa for a wooded background. They talked about sex and sang "Amazing Grace" all on one humid southern Georgia spring afternoon. My sweet husband surprised us all with some sweet tea afterwards and that sure beat rations at the Lowndes County jail.