I met Shannon and Kevin atop Castle Craig in Meriden. (Which, wow, it was much more of an adventure getting up there than I'd expected from Google maps!)
It was a beautiful view, but chilly and just a bit too windy - made for some dramatic shots, but was more hindrance than help.
So we moved down the mountain - getting stuck behind a car that stopped to talk to every dog walker on the road... - to Hubbard Park. The rain held off and let us explore the park to find some scenic spots.
We were joined by Shannon and Kevin's dog Bentley, who was extremely cooperative and one photogenic little guy.
It was a great day for photos, with a bright overcast sky giving off just beautiful light.
Shannon and Kevin were great, very relaxed and good at making each other laugh.
And, even though we ended up not needing it for rain, we still got a few photos with Shannon's clear umbrella.
I can't wait to work with them again next spring!