Two weeks or so ago I drove down to my hometown in Lancaster County to meet up with my aunt, and her two sons (3 if you count the dog! XD ), for a family shoot! This was about the THRID time we had to reschedule the shoot, due to rain, and as luck would have it, the forecast for that day?
So I called up Titi Melissa (Aunt Melissa with those of you not familiar with the Spanish language ;) ), said in disbelief, "It's supposed to rain... AGAIN. I don't want to cancel this again... how about we push the shoot two hours earlier and try to get it in before the rain hits?"
It was agreed. Rain scheduled for 5pm... Shoot scheduled for 3pm.
Well the rain wasn't gonna let me get away with it THAT easily. I pushed up my timeframe, so of course, so did the rain.
I kept taking a peak at my weather app on the drive down to Lancaster [Disclaimer: Don't iPhone and drive folks. This stunt was performed by a professional desperate-to-beat-the-rain-photographer. Don't try this at home], and I watched in astonishment as the rain kept creeping up earlier and earlier in the time-frame.
NOT COOL RAIN. Just not cool.
When we arrived to our destination, the wind was already kicking up and the sky was getting dark. I ignored the droplets of rain that started falling 5 minutes into our session and we kept pushing on.
UNFORTUNATELY about 20 minutes into the session the rain said to me, "So the light sprinkle isn't bothering you and your equipment? You can't SEE me, huh? You don't FEEL any rain? Well feel THIS!" and suddenly the skies opened and about 20,000 gallons of water fell on us ALL at once.
I was STILL dripping when I walked into my mother's house following our flee from the rain.
But hey... something is better than nothing, right?
I don't know why the rain refused to allow this shoot to happen for so long, but HOPEFULLY we'll get to do it again some time... have a FULL session on a NICE, warm, sunny day, haha.
But for now, here are a few frames that I thought came out pretty cute from our 20 minute, race-against-the-rain session. ^_^
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