Country folks can make the best of a bad situation.
We don’t mind getting a little dirty.
We know how to climb a fence.
We can take the heat of the summer sun at 2:00 in the afternoon.
And, boy, was it hot during this Franklinton Family First family photo session.
I would much rather wait for that magic hour or two right before dark, but 2:00 on a Sunday afternoon after church was the best time for both of us.
Not only was it hot, but looming thunderheads threatened us the entire time only to open up right when we wrapped up.
But before then, we country folks took care of ourselves, and we turned a hayfield with a dilapidated barn into an ideal mid-afternoon outdoor portrait studio.
By finding the shade, waiting on a cloud to cover the sun or just turning this family’s backs toward the sun, we made the best of what most photographers would consider a bad situation.
Dang, I love living in the country.