The plan for the day was simple: a quiet shady spot, a reflector, and one camera+lens. 

Instead we found ourselves on the beach in Oceanside in broad, wide-open daylight, with hundreds of people milling around. It was President's Day, and it was 82 degrees outside, so maybe I should've seen that coming!

And we still managed to get some good images. But let's be honest here, my model had everything to do with that: