The photo session also gave me the perfect opportunity to try out my new Lastolite softbox. And I can report that it worked wonderfully - and the extra features of the Joe McNally special edition are great extras. One speedlite firing into a softbox and a white reflector for fill can produce some wonderful lighting. So much so, I never did use the umbrella I also had with me and stuck with the softbox/reflector combo.
Now comes the next stage in the photo session where I go through all the photos and carryout preliminary editing to remove any dust spots and weed out any where the focus was slightly off. Once this is done, I'll be burning copies to a DVD for Laney and her family.
Once this is done, I will post some examples here and on my website, so stay tuned.