Shirt off my back

Back before I was methodically creating stock with full force I would shoot an occasional session when I was traveling or had some downtime between gigs. I did this on vacation too.

It was more meandering than deliberate.

These projects gave me a great opportunity to fine-tune my production process of not just shooting but also preparing the subject on what was expected on the session.

This particular session took place in March in Destin, Florida with a local model who assumed that she knew what I was after. To make matters worse, I assumed she knew what I was after.

That meant that I was hoping she would dress for the unseasonably cold weather and she was hoping that her shivering in a sleeveless top wouldn’t affect the session.

Luckily I had a fleece with me to protect exposed skin from the cold and wind. Unfortunately, that fleece was protecting my skin from the cold and wind.

It became clear that the wrong person was wearing the fleece.

A little shivering turned out to be a small price to pay for this portrait.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2300 completed sessions in all 50 US states.