Yes October is definitely bug season! More mosquitoes and spiders the size of quarters. It was crazy for this photo shoot, everyone was getting bit, left and right. In the end everyone was troopers and stuck it out.
For this shoot I primarily used a diffuser and one external flash (SB900 with umbrella) to fill in the shadows of their face. Because it was in a shaded area the lighting was a lot softer, however it was still primarily coming from the top so a lot of unattractive shadows were cast down on both of them. So the flash really helped (with a reflector sometimes) to get rid of that unattractive shadow.
I will be "out of the office" for the next few days because Arthur, Hallie, Lily, and I are all going to Disney World! I am uber excited and will most likely be posting one or two pics.