You can control everything everything except the weather. I was reminded of this today during my session with Chris & Erin, who traveled to Hawaii from Vancouver, Canada. The shoot was planned a month in advance, but none of us could have predicted such a heavy downpour. If they weren't leaving in two days, I would have rescheduled. The steady rain left me with two options: wait it out or shoot indoors. They decided to wait it out and the first chance we had, we dashed out into the clearing and shot as fast as we could.
Luckily, I had the expert assistance of Lisa (who's a wonderful baby/child photographer!), who not only helped to setup my lights, but kept the equipment dry with her cheery rainbow umbrella. Together, we survived the rainy gauntlet. The real troopers today were Chris & Erin, who braved the chilly weather -- in shorts -- and still managed to be in high spirits and oh-so-photogenic!