My Strawberry Shortcake inspired commercial shoot had such a great response that I’ve been in talks with partners to create that same vintage Americana vibe… but with ice cream! Think old ice cream trucks and the Good Humor man, soda jerks and sundaes, children and vintage prints. Gorgeous, fun stuff!
I’ve been wanting to plan an ice cream concept for a while now but have just never gotten around to actually doing it. With so many amazing ice cream options in Seattle, there is no reason not to! I’ve been dreaming up something wonderful filled with all this vintage Americana, nostalgia, pops of muted color, clean lines, and the juxtaposition of elegance and peeling paint.
When I think “vintage Americana” the picture that enters my mind consists of all the best parts of several decades, spanning the lifetime of my grandparents. I think of picket fences, soda shops, farms with red barns and cows, pigtails, mary janes, blue jeans, wooden pails, old cars, etc. I think of mixing the fashion and decor of the 1930s with the culture of the 1950s. It’s idealism and kitsch. It’s shabby chic and natural bright clean lines. It’s apple pies and ice cream, baseball and peanuts. It’s the magic of Summer evenings and catching fireflies. Top it off with the magic of childhood and timeless elementary school Summers. Think ice cream sundaes after a baseball game, running through sprinklers and perking up when you hear that magical jovial tinkling music box sound from the ice cream truck, sticky hands and melting ice cream cones. It’s the idealism of a smiling milk man delivering milk in glass bottles, homemade pies, the excitement of a county fair, sparklers and fireworks. It’s a mix of modern trends and a bygone era. Follow Hope and Memory Photography’s board Ice Cream on Pinterest.