Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Come Rain or Shine

As a location photographer, you have to be prepared for anything. Well Saturday was a great example of being able to go with the flow, and how a smile can turn the worst circumstances into a golden opportunity.

On Saturday I had the great honor of shooting Aaron and Jessica's engagement photos. We had a great plan, three different outfits and three different locations. I was so excited all day long looking forward to all the fun things we would be doing. Well as any local knows, throughout the afternoon we had scattered rain showers, but I wasn't too worried, they seemed to only last a few minutes and then blow over.
So, out we go to a great local orchard. We park the car, walk about 5 minutes out into the trees to find the "right" spot and get ready to start shooting. The droplets started falling, so we ducked under a tree thinking, it will be fine, it will pass. Within minutes, the heavens opened, and the flood waters fell. Soon three thoroughly soaked made a run for the nearest shelter, the corner vegetable market. What a sight we must have made, we could literally ring out our hair and shoes. I would have understood completely if Jessica and Aaron had said, "yeah, ummm we're done," but instead they laughed and said "well what can we do in here?"
We had a great time with the location, and after a while the rain did pass and we were able to visit both other locations to create an incredible variety of images.

Enjoy the images, we enjoyed creating them!

More to come...

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