That’s right.  Monday I had the honor of going to Canada with Shaun Groves to meet Ann Voskamp and they talked about her new book, One Thousand Gifts, and Shaun’s new record, Third World Symphony.  We had a blast and I learned so much from Ann and her family.

Right when we arrived we were greeted by the whole family and following not far behind greetings was dinner.  We all gathered around the table and laughed, prayed, and ate wonderful food.

It was amazing to watch Ann connect with Shaun’s music and to hear what she took away from the songs.  We met in 3 areas of the property of this beautiful farm.  They talked in the wheat field, right in her back yard, and then inside where Shaun played the piano.  It was a short trip but it was packed full of great moments and awesome fellowship and food.

I had to be prepared for anything when it came to shooting but I was limited to what made sense to travel with so I brought as little as I could get away with.  I took my camera bag and, just in case, I brought my two Lowell Tota lights.  Funny, I don’t have a flight case just yet so I packed the lights in my carry-on with the power cables and the umbrella’s.  I also packed a small reflector on top of everything.  I then packed the stands and my tripod and checked those.  It turned out that I didn’t need the lights but I had no regrets of packing them because I had no clue what to expect.

I had a blast and I want to thank Shaun again for the opportunity.