Summer is a wonderful motivator for early beginnings. The sun rises around 5am and if you don't start shooting early in the morning you are stuck with the most unflattering light known to mankind. Don't get me wrong, the noonday sun has it's place in certain photographic situations, just not the type of situations I am photographing in New England in the summertime.
For once I remembered to pack my bags the night before so after a quick cup of coffee, Reno-the-dog and I loaded up the car and headed out to meet Fantasy author Brian Staveley at one of my favorite photo locations.
It was a beautiful morning. Gentle early morning rays of light filtered in through the trees and Reno was ecstatic to be out and about before the temperature started to creep up. He set off to sniff the perimeter while I set up my equipment.
Brian rolled up right on time and we set to work. It was a delightful morning. Brian was cool, calm and as comfortable in front of the camera as I am behind it. It was a treat to work one on one with an adult. I didn't have to bust out the bubbles, the sparkly butterfly, or the snack packs (although they were in my car just in case...). I didn't have to ask him to remove his finger from his nose, stop poking his brother or chase after him. It was a glorious, relaxing recovery session.
You can check out Brian's bio and blog at bstaveley.wordpress.com.