As a burgeoning photographer, I’m trying to learn to shoot in all types of light. However, my favorite is a soft, backlit photograph. It’s also the most popular natural light to shoot, so much so that some photographers will only shoot in the “golden hour” in the morning or evening. Unfortunately, those “golden hours” coincide with Avery’s first morning nap and bedtime. So, I took advantage of my trip to visit my parents to free up the morning “golden hour.”
Talia, like her mother, Nicole, has a fiercely independent style that is always perfectly paired with a theme. One day she will say she wants to wear workout clothes like Gem (that are truly, truly, truuuly amAZING!), the next she is rocking a chic cowgirl outfit. When I arrived at my friend’s house, her daughter was dressed in a prairie dress. Nicole gave me the look that said, “Help me convince her to wear something different.” As cute as Talia was in her forest green and floral print dress, we weren’t going to be taking photographs on covered wagons. I knew right then and there that we were going to miss the best light. However, I will give it to Talia for graciously changing her look without a fight.
What we lacked in timing, Talia made up in personality. Apparently, she had practiced her facial expressions with her mom the previous night and will probably go down as one of the easiest kids to photograph. Creative, funny, and ever so polite, she was so much fun to hang out with in the last minutes of soft morning light.
(Is it just me, or does “light” rhyme with a lot of words?)
Here are three of my favorites: