This morning, I awoke at 4:30 to the sound of thunder.
I quickly checked the weather and started cussing. There was a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms all day.
Right about that time, photographer Justin Fox Burks texted me with his own concern about the rain.
I started to text him back, but then thought better of it. Five o'clock may not be my usual time for business calls, but sometimes you just have to hear the other person's voice.
Our shoot for the summer issue (out next Thursday!) was scheduled for 6 a.m. in Audubon Park. We had a back-up weather contingency plan, but neither one of us — I'm going to speak for him now — wanted to use it.
So we tromped out to the location around 5:30 a.m to see if we needed to cancel. The rain had stopped by then, and although it was a little wet, we decided we could work with it.
It was a great choice. Everything fell into place by 6. The rain held off; the girls looked great; we even had a little breeze and a nice, cloudy sky.
This is no way does it justice, BELIEVE ME, but b/c I can't wait, here's a little behind the scenes action: