I was surprised (to say the least) when he said he needed me at Huntington Beach Pier at 8am on Thursday morning. This doesn't sound like that big of a deal, but it means I would have to leave by at least 6am to be able to get there on time--LA traffic strikes again! If you know me at all, you know I am NOT a morning person!! But I was excited to be able to meet Dane and the other photographers as well, and help out with such an awesome cause. I am familiar with CF because of Nathan and Tricia Lawrenson, whose story I have been following for 3 years now. I love that in a small way, I am helping Tricia and others like her to have a better life.
The day could not have been more beautiful. Huntington Beach is a dreamy little area next to the Pacific, with a huge pier and surfers, and lots of little back alleys with rich texture. I paired up with Dane (not so much on accident), and the 6 other photogs paired up. Between all of us, we were able to photograph around 20 kids. It was so nice to be behind the camera again.
I also got to meet Jen, a really nice photog from Fullerton, who I am going to hire to do me and Nick's photos soon. She is the leader of a FastTrack photographer's group here in SoCal, and I am going to glean knowledge from her. :)
Here's a pic of me, Dane, and Jen.