Landon and I have always dreamt of living or owning a camper van for as long as I can remember. The freedom to explore with the ease of a van has always appealed to us. So, when we were given the chance to shoot Caleb and Ariana in their van, we were filled with dreamy heads and excitement. The session was filled with Landon and I not only swooning over their stories, but also their van, “Nana.”
Luckily, a bit later, we were able to buy our own Vanagon, who we lovingly named “The Unicorn.” We chose this name, because the previous owner was an amazing man who rebuilt a sailboat in his younger days, and sailed from Europe and around the U.S. He named his sailboat “The Unicorn,” after the magical boat in TinTin, the cartoon.
The sailboat’s fate did not end there --the owner sold/loaned the ship to the movie, “Roots,” and then it was consequently used in The Pirates of the Caribbean. It’s not the Black Pearl, nor the first ship Jack Sparrow steals. We believe it is the one Jack promises to steal, so that he can return his debt to a fellow pirate. Anyway, it sadly suddenly sunk right after the filming of the movie.. And so, we felt his amazing legacy of adventure should continue. Thus, “The Unicorn” was named and has magically led us on adventures ever since.. Of course, until she decided to give up on life and is sitting in our parking lot.. Not moving.. But we refuse to give up on her just yet. #savetheunicorn