I woke up to the sound of a guitar playing in the next room. As much as I wanted to wake up the music swayed me into nearly falling asleep again. I stretched my body and rolled out of bed; stepping out on the cool wood floor and followed the music. Sean Locklear, one of the most beautiful songwriters I've ever heard, and boyfriend, sat on the couch finger picking his acoustic guitar. I sat across from him wrapped up in a blanket I had taken from the bed. And then it dawned on me. We had discussed shooting in a more natural state and now was the perfect opportunity. I jumped from my seat, slipped a shirt over my head, followed by my camera strap and started working.
Everything was so natural, him playing and writing new songs; while I tried to catch every bit of him through my lens. He played and I hummed the tunes in my head. Whenever he did play a song he had written for me I sang those words too, quietly to myself.
I enjoyed all of it. Moving from room to room for different lighting and better acoustics. As our session came to an end we moved into the biggest room of the house. It was completely empty; having recently been moved out of and expecting someone new to move in. Sean set his strap across his shoulders and started playing his original "Breathless." I proceeded to take a few more shots and video as his voice filled the whole room and danced down the hallway to the rest of the house.