Where did those last two weeks go?
I honestly can't tell you what I've been spending my time on because I've just been SO busy. Everything is flying past me in a flurry of red and green.
I've had a full diary since the beginning of this month and now I'm finding myself, a week before Christmas eve, with absolutely none of my Christmas shopping done and a computer filled with shoots I'm working on.
Last Monday I shot a few portfolio images for the lovely Johanna who I was lucky enough to go to school with. I always get really excited when old school friends contact me to take some photos of them. As a photographer, I sort most people I meet in life into two categories: people I'd like to photograph as models and people who I would like to photograph because they're just genuinely nice or interesting.
I never shoot in the rain. It's partly because I've never really had the opportunity and also because the majority of people I work with aren't too interested in spending their day getting wet on location. Thankfully, we had to book in this portrait session a couple of weeks in advance and we didn't have any room if it came to rescheduling because of the weather. When I looked at the forecast on my weather app in the morning, I stuffed my camera bag full of plastic bags to protect my camera, borrowed Paul's waterproof jacket and hung a towel around my neck. I had all bases covered.
Luckily it only rained on us for a few short minutes and while we waited for the wet weather to subdue, we took shelter in one of the many caves we discovered while we walked around the cliff edges. After the rain passed, thunderstorm clouds brewed to the south and we took advantage of the dramatic scenery as much as we could before running back to the car, sopping wet from standing in the ocean waters trying to capture a perfect shot.