Two trips, one photo
I am very punctual. I hate being late and will often be early, too early a lot of the time.
The other day I showed up the Spanish Fork cemetery and veterans memorial about 15 minutes before my assignment.
It was bitterly cold, but I thought since it was a portrait I'd setup some lights and play around with ideas.
As time passed, my subject was nowhere to be found. I gave him the benefit of the doubt and waited around.
About 10 minutes past the original assignment time, the reporter showed up. As puzzled as I was, we hopped in his car to warm up. The reporter began to make some phone calls with no avail.
After waiting 45 minutes, we called it quits and both ventured all the way back to the office.
Later in the day, I got a call to head back down. It was a honest mistake that the subject had lost track of time and the day, but we still needed a portrait for the section front.
So to keep things brief, I knocked out two quick portraits in a matter of 10 minutes, half of which was spent talking with my subject.
I was sure my safe photo would run dominant, but I was wrong and happy to see my above photo big in print and online.