So we did.
Last year we stayed at the Grand America hotel the whole weekend, but this year we didn't. Which means we couldn't just set our alarms for 4am and sneak down to the enormous bathrooms with ease. This took planning.
We decided it's a lot less awkward, but still very very awkward, for us to get caught taking photos in a men's bathroom than it would be in a women's bathroom. But still, there's a lot of adrenaline pumping when you and your husband are armed with a camera in a bathroom, acting suspicious.
This year it went like this. We drove up to the hotel, acted like we were going to park Valet. "We're just checking in," we said. The valet said, ok, just don't take longer than 5 minutes.
So we BOLTED to the back of the Grand America where this large, ultra fancy marble encased men's room is. Did the urinal shot, flipped this time. As we ran back and forth in front of the urinals, their automatic flushers kept flushing, which gave me a heartattack every time since I thought some dude was about to pop out of a stall and give us a weird look.
This was no 4 am shoot. This was prime time. But we did it and it was hilarious. It's ok... we are weird.
Alt Summit is a wonderful conference- you should go next year if you are into design blogging- and if not, just for the bathrooms.
final step of the shoot: incinerate the clothing worn while sitting on toilets and bathroom floor.
BLUE LILY | Lifestyle Photographer | Salt Lake City, Utah