St. John's Shenanigans.
Without a moment's notice,
A plump raindrop abruptly greeted the top of my head right as the front door swung shut; the first one of many that would leave Hayes, our senior representative Avery-Kiira Abney, and I, either dripping soaked or running for shelter at each opportunity on Sunday afternoon. Setting off, admittedly with murmured hesitation at the sight of the windshield wipers at full speed, the trio made our way to a beloved and popular location: Cathedral Park, right under the vibrant green hue of the monolithic St. John's bridge.
Unloading, extending, attaching, syncing, and preparing equipment has become nearly an instant reaction when hopping out of Hayes' Honda, as well as setting out a preemptive game plan for any ideas that may be helpful on the shoot. So with a secondary flash and a tripod hefted over my shoulder, we made our way for some initial portraits in the central park. Following a bit of "here and there" posing, along with some more candid snaps, it became apparent Avery was anticipating some more fun and creative shots, so we decided to take an "adventure" by her suggestion, which pleasantly yielded a more natural feel as a result. With Hayes' and her prompts, I attempted to take on a more active role in critiquing details with positioning, throwing out suggestions like "the thinker," and so on.