Here’s one session that turned out completely different than I expected but I was soooo delighted with the results. For over a month I had planned on meeting this family at the base of an overlook in Pembroke, VA to hike 1/2 mile up to the top to catch a golden sunset. But… the day of the session my Dark Skies app showed thunderstorms and overcast skies. We held out until the very last minute, hoping that the summer storms would pass – I even saw some patches of blue through the clouds on my drive to the location. I saw on my way up the winding road to the top that our plans weren’t going to work out. The fog got heavier the higher up I went and the only sign of life was a few deer and wild turkeys! I finally called Erin and told her I didn’t think it was going to work. Fortunately she knew the area better than I did and suggested an overlook that was halfway down the mountain. We met there and when I saw the green hills and clouds dotting the blue mountains I realized this was something special that I don’t see every day – I couldn’t wait to get started.