Here in Northern California it seems like it has been raining for months. I realize that isn't true, and these recent storms don't even make up for the last 5 years of drought, but it still throws a wrench in my photoshoot scheduling. So here I am embracing it: a study in darkness.
Compared with say, every other winter I've ever spent here, this winter seems to have been especially chilly in Pleasanton. But the fashion bloggers have to stay ahead of the game. Like magazines, they work a season ahead. So for this shoot Brittany is wearing a lovely silky top, flowing skirt, and heels. What you can't see is that I'm wearing a parka and furry boots. It was really cold.
Up until this point the shoot was going fine (for me!) Brittany, shivering, wanted to know if we "had the shot," and then, out of the blue, it started to hail. You can't see it in the pictures, but hail started bouncing off the bannister and hitting the front of her. I kind of love how it turned this portrait into a bit more of an action shot.
You can see more of Brittany at www.thatcinderellamoment.com
I am a high school senior portrait photographer in the SF east bay area.