Springtime in northern California is beautiful. Hubby and I headed to Bodega Bay for some sunshine and fresh seafood. Bodega Bay is famous for the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds and I have written about my Alfred Hitchcock themed Pinup photoshoot we did that you can read about here – Bodega Bay Bombshell
We are so fortunate to live in beautiful California where we are not having to deal with horrible winter temperatures and weather. It was a lovely weekend and we had a spectacular outing in Bodega Bay. I got to wear my new Ada dress from Lady Voluptuous in Teal Rose. We found a lovely picnic spot by the bay for some photos and a marina.
Driving through town we stopped at Patrick’s Salt Water Taffy for some goodies and I love the pink color of the building… perfect for a sea side treat shop!! We had lunch at a lovely spot overlooking the water and look who I found outside – Charlie Brown and I just had to stop and pose with him. My dress was so comfy all day and I love the fact that it does not wrinkle. I added a cardigan and cute purse from Lola Von Rose.
Bodega Bay is where the famous Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds was filmed and I have posted before pics of the school house and church, you can read about it here and see some neat pics – Bodega Bay Bombshell – Hitchcock Heroine Style. The hubby and I had a wonderful day out at Bodgea Bay!! All pics by my hubby Gary
On this lovely Saturday afternoon my hubby and I had planned to drive out to Bodega Bay for a Hitchcock Bombshell photo shoot. Bodega Bay is where the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds was filmed in 1961 and on the particular street we were doing the photo shoot is The Potter School that was featured in the film where the screaming school children were running for their lives from the crows who were ready to peck them to death and right next to the school is St. Theresa’s church that is also in the Hitchcock film. Pulling up to The Potter School and St. Theresa’s Church there is just enough Hitchcock horror nostalgia in the air and our 1956 Nash Metropolitan is the perfect accessory.
Wardrobe for this photo shoot had to be on point with just enough Hitchcock heroine glamour without going over the top as I wanted to portray ‘a-day-in-the-life’ back in yesteryear. Since the location for the photo shoot was all about The Birds, I searched high and low to find the perfect bird top to pair with a simple 1950s circle skirt and did so with this creamy white sweater covered in black crows from the Pinup Rockabilly shop in Germany Go Insane.
I paired the outfit with a red petticoat, red belt, red shoes and red hair scarf for added pop. Our Nash Metropolitan added just the right amount of pizzazz and was more than likely a car that would have been seen around the town of Bodega Bay back when filming the movie was taking place. A big thank you to my husband Gary for taking all the pictures and for being my partner when it comes to doing photo shoots…. we have so much fun together!! In these pictures The Potter School is in the background and still looks so much like it did when the movie was being filmed. St. Theresa’s Church too looks just like it did in the movie and it was such a great experience getting to do this photo shoot with these cinematic treasures.
It was such a fun photo shoot we got to do today and driving our 1956 Nash Metropolitan was such a blast. We also had an amazing time meeting so many people as the location attracts so many folks and it was a lot of fun taking pictures with so many of them and having them pose along with me and the Nash Metro.
All photos by: Gary Greco