After a week of rainfall and seemingly endless gloomy skies in Philadelphia I woke up on Sunday to blue skies and eighty degrees. A reprieve just in time for my session with Sarah and Matt. I packed up my gear and headed toward Ocean City, just a few hours before sunset. The ride was beautiful, occasional clouds and streams of magical "post rain" sunlight, but not storms. I thought for sure we were in the clear.
About an hour before we were scheduled to start, I stepped onto the beach to find a soft breeze, blue sky and sunlight shining on my shoulders - perfection. Our session was scheduled to start at 6:30, and at 6:27 I got a text from Sarah that read "Are you okay? Are you in your car?" ...That's odd. I thought, of course I'm okay, it's absolute perfection out here! And then it came. At 6:30 on the dot, with a single clap of thunder, the sky opened up. I sprinted back to the Jeep as the torrential downpour began, just in time for our couples' session. We decided that we'd wait it out in the hope that the seemingly endless black sky would clear. If it didn't, we settled on the idea of a quick Notebookesque shoot in the pouring rain. At least we'd have something.
After about thirty-five minutes, the storm rolled out over the horizon and we headed back to the beach. Needless to say, we're glad we decided to wait it out. The variations of light, and sky we had to work with were absolutely breathtaking. Clouds, a bit of fog, haze and a bright orange sunset, were everything I could have dreamt up for our last light session on the beach.
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