I’ve known Johnny Benjamin and Tony Conrad for years, and this is actually the second time I’ve photographed their family. But this one was definitely more fun and exciting. The day began with overcast skies, the threat of rain, and a howling Nor’easter. But we were determined, and we convened at a Chesapeake Bay beach in Norfolk. Just as we began the shoot, the sun popped in and out of the wind-driven clouds, making for some spectacular shots.
My neighbors wanted some great prenatal photos before their first child arrived in May, 2018. It was s tam day, but we slugged over to the Norfolk Botanical Botanical Gardens, the perfect flowery setting. Veronica was a real sport, but baby Emma isn’t. She arrived the next day–a few days early–apparently wanting to be part of the show.
Here’s my best friend and partner since 2003 and husband since 2016, looking all outdoorsy and happy at our home in Willoughby Spit. He does make a good subject, no?