What if my photographer was not going to Hawaii and had not scheduled a few days earlier than I wanted him?
What if we had scheduled the photography session for later in the afternoon, an hour later or just 15 minutes later?
What if my client could not meet us at the house that day?
What if the fire truck had become bogged down in the recently plowed field it had to drive through?
What if the cars had been involved?
What if the shed full of fuel and other accelerants had ignited?
What if recent work had not been done of the septic tank to create a natural fire break?
What if whoever started a fire in the same area the day before, didn't started this one at a different time?
My client would have lost the home she grew up in and maybe a lot worse. Was it Fate, Karma, the Hand of God or just plain luck? The fire ended up within feet of the house. It scorched the side of the shed. The photographer had set up his equipment and, when he opened the shades to the house, spotted 10' flames coming towards the house. Thankfully, he and my client reacted quickly.
Real estate, never a dull moment!
This home sitting on 5 acres goes on the market next week. It is in a great location in a developing area of Sacramento. Given all the what ifs, I think this property was protected for the next owner and a higher purpose.
If you ever need a photographer in the Sacramento area, let me know. Kenan Cackovic is a pleasure to work with and does great work.