The day of my second shoot
it was cold
there were near-hurricane force winds blowing
(that's an exaggeration, but during a photo shoot, wind is not your friend)
so the plan of shooting in a nearby park was scrapped.
I learned to be flexible.
We shot between two tall houses that (nearly) blocked the wind.
We shot inside, too.
I don't have the right lighting equipment for inside shots
so I had them stand near a window.
My client had this beautiful red wall and yellow couch
and great ideas on how to stage the shots.
I learned (too late, obviously) that they shouldn't stand close to the wall.
This would be so good except for that shadow.
You can't beat that smile, though, can you?
Again, I was blessed with wonderful photogenic client/models
who had great smiles and ideas.
I just listened and clicked.
Capturing this many sets of eyes open in one shot felt amazing!
...and I kept an eye on this one during the breaks...
It paid off!
The outside shots are still my favorites...
The biggest lesson I learned?
To relax and have fun, no matter what.