Saturday, September 28, 2013

Marisa - Portrait

I am sooooo excited to share these pictures! 

For this shoot, we got to spend an hour playing around in a huge park that had it all: water, a shady wood, open fields of green grass- and a shoulder-high hay field. (At least, so we think. I'm not a farm girl. It could have been some tall weed for all I know!)

The hayfield was our favorite though, and we stuck to it and the open fields.
Having never even been in a hayfield before, I found out some things:

1. Watch out for Ginormous spiders + webs.  (!!!!)
2.  Don't sit down on bent hay stalks. 
3. Shoot at 6:00p.m . . .  during Golden hour!

Ohhhhh yes.

Note: When your best friend has gorgeous, long, straight hair like this:

Hair flips are a must!

We had so much fun with these . . . that we did some more later on. ;)

Love these . . .

 Open field . . .

Then- yes, back to the hayfield.
We simply could not stay away from it!

My. Favorite. So. Gorgeous.

This picture pretty much sums up the evening . . .

God bless!


Monday, September 23, 2013

Kallie // Portraits

"Whenever two photographers get to know each other, a photoshoot is not far off."

That was certainly the case here.  ;)
 Kallie is a fellow sister-in Christ and Photographer that I'm blessed to know. She has a photo-blog of her own, where she shares pictures of the things she has a heart for; little children, her family and the sweet fellowship of friends.

We got together on a sun-filled evening in a woodsy/ open field area, and honestly, it was one of the best photoshoots I've done! Doing this shoot in just under 30 minutes and taking less than 100 photos, really challenged me to get everything right in the first shot, rather than taking a bunch hoping to get lucky.

There was also a great combination of soft, subtle light in the shade, and dramatic, absolutely beautiful not-your-ordinary-sunlight spilling over the grass. While we were out clicking away, the wind played with our hair and the trees bobbed their branches, twinkling in the sun.

The light reflects so beautifully in her eyes here . . . 

I've been hoping to do a shoot with dramatic backlight for some time now, and  I'll definitley be doing it again; the results were simply stunning!

Have a Splendid day!

      God Bless,