So Sunday was supposed to be gloriously hot, sunny and with minimal wind. I was so excited! I’d been waiting for a day like this and we’d postponed the beach shoot from the week before when winter decided to revisit. It turned out to be a gorgeous day in Bexhill, East Sussex. The beaches were full of people all day sunning themselves, barbecuing and even swimming.
As the scheduled time of my shoot approached I watched the sky with growing anxiety. The clouds started moving in. Fast. Fast, because the wind picked up. But I’d been waiting for so long for this and (almost) nothing was going to stop my long dreamed of sunset beach shoot.
We didn’t get the dramatic sky, we weren’t flooded with glorious golden tones and it wasn’t a tranquil sunset. I probably looked like a mad woman trying to control my reflector, while photographing, as the wind tried to whip it away. Jade’s gorgeous hair was thrashed about and we had to change where I’d planned on photographing on the pier (well, the sticky out concrete platform bit) and shoot next to it in the shelter of the wind. But this is what location shooting is all about. It’s what makes it exciting and challenging and different every time and I just love it. Almost as much as I love the photographs of our sunset portrait shoot!
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