A few weeks ago we were contracted to create a rebrand video for a small orthodontic practice local to Midland, Michigan right by Lake Huron.
Cat is the best at scouring the internet for inexpensive places to stay that will still satisfy our hunger for a unique experience, so after a search, we landed on a (purple) historic home apartment for just $95 a night in a neighboring city: Bay City, Michigan. We are huge advocates of using Airbnb over hotels. It saves our clients money, and it allows us to really dive into locations we are visiting.
Autumn mornings in Bay City are crisp and quiet. The downtown streets are broad and empty, lined with jukebox diners and warm pubs, the kind you might see meticulously placed in a model train set. The local planetarium is a distinguishable (blaring, actually) red and yellow cone that juts out from the ground. It makes the town, at first glance, seem like a concurrence of a Gilmore Girls meets Sci-Fi set. We wanted to take advantage of this surreal city, so before our shoot we each took some time to explore and meet the locals. Everything about walking around Bay City at 7:30 in the morning feels like a dream sequence. Especially walking and talking with Lori Hines.