There's something about a friendship with a history. It's familiar and cozy, talking about old times and remembering everything with the fuzzy glow that accompanies all things sweetened by time.
Anyways, on a techy note, I worked in three very different lighting situations over the course of our session. I'm starting to learn the limitations of my camera. It's just something I'll have to work around until $3,000 magically lands in my lap one day. But really my trusty rusty gets the job done just fine and one day when three grand aint no thang, I'll be so much better off for having had the "uphill both ways in the snow" experience that my current setup presents.