The Summer Watering Hole from Tara Whittaker Photography

Posted by Sharon Auld

This fun, inspirational shoot, the ‘Summer Watering Hole’, from Tara Wittaker Photography was inspired by the “Get in the Water” scene from the movie “The Notebook”.

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

In the romantic flick set in the 1940’s, country boy Noah Calhoun (played by Ryan Gosling) encourages young heiress, Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) to swing off a rope and into the watering hole. The scene, much like this shoot, is sure to conjure up nostalgic memories of childhood and floating down the river on inner tubes. At the very least, it will surely get you dreaming about how to spend your next hot summer day! I know what I’m dreaming about!

Fashion blogger, Becky Kung, of Canadian blog fame, Velvet and Vino, was Tara’s muse for this shoot.

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

Becky’s “Dolce Vita Dot Swimdress” from Swimco suit is adorable!

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

Becky and her hubby!

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

From the Tara Whittaker Photography:

What could be more “quintessentially summer” than a float down a lazy river on inner tubes. It’s the perfect pastime for hot summer evenings in Alberta. I met up with Becky and James at Stanley Park to photograph a relaxing evening on the Elbow River. In that particular spot, the trees bend over the water and the evening light streams through them in the most magical way.

Becky is a Canadian style blogger ( Velvet & Vino) and in planning their shoot, we were reminded of the swimming hole scene in the movie “The Notebook” where Noah coaxes Ali to “get in the water” from a rope swing. With that in mind, Becky turned to Swimco for a vintage-inspired suit and Sarah Mayerson Design designed a pretty flower crown. It was the perfect way to spark some summer romance!

The Summer Watering Hole a Notebook Inspired shoot from Tara Whittaker Photography | www.tarawhittaker.com

Credits:

Photographer and stylist: Tara Whittaker Photography; Canadian Style blogger and model Becky: Velvet & Vino Swimwear (suit and board shorts): Swimco; Flower crown: Sarah Mayerson Design.

What are your most nostalgic summer memories?

  • August 18, 2015 - 2:52 pm

    Tara - What a lovely post Sharon! Thank you.ReplyCancel

    • August 18, 2015 - 7:24 pm

      Sharon - Thank you Tara for the fantastic feature! So fun!ReplyCancel