The sun was bright... too bright really. Photographers love sunlight... but not when it's shining down from straight up causing strange shadows on the face.
There have been times in my life when I've looked at the bright sun at mid-day, shook my fist and said "I will defeat you! I will take good pictures despite your harsh light!!"
Sometimes I get lucky and find a little shade, and then sometimes I time the click of the shutter when the harsh sun goes behind a cloud.
It was also hot... not just a little uncomfortable hot, but Vietnam Jungle hot. But I can't complain, because my client was wearing a 20 lb gown. I can't imagine how hot it was... but she never complained. Not once. By the time we were finished, my shirt was soaked. I came home and took a cool shower, and anxiously looked at the images. There have been times when I think I nail a shot, and then when I get it on the computer I'm not happy with it. This time, I got some shots that I'm proud of.