Vanessa Williams for CNN.com
A few weeks ago I photographed actress/recording artist Vanessa Williams and her mother Helen Williams at CNN headquarters in Atlanta for a story Ashley Strickland wrote about the two. They were making the rounds on the CNN talk shows to promote a new book that they wrote together. Its release was pegged to Mother’s Day. This was last minute “less than ideal” situation as CNN.com DOP Simon Barnett called it. But it all worked out. I arrived early, set up a makeshift studio and then talked my way into following them to some of the interviews to shoot some behind the scenes stuff. All in all, very fun.