This week I have been out shooting in natural light for a little sunset session. We literally just went to a local field - just scrub land - and found a spot where the light was workable.
It felt so nice to be out in the crisp spring air, even though it was getting a little late for our model. Sunset is often referred to 'the witching hour' by owners of toddlers - and for good reason! Despite this we managed to get some lovely shots, and even managed to capture a few smiles.
If you don't have a smile, I'll give you one of mine
Everyone wants smiling photos of their children, but some children just aren't smilers - particularly in strange environments and with strange people. I will try my very best to find the smiles in your little ones, I have a few tricks and bribery isn't below me! I also really love the non smiling photos too though. Ultimately, you will want to remember the thinking face, the frowny face and the far-away stare as much as the smiley one - particularly if it is their nature.
Not all who wander are lost (J.R.R.Tolkein)
I'd like to find some more locations in the area to shoot in - it is a challenge when you have only lived somewhere for a short while. If you know of anywhere that might make an interesting backdrop then please do let me know! Otherwise I will keep exploring, there is certainly no shortage of different landscapes to check out locally, we're very lucky to live in a town that has so much inside and around it. This weekend I'm hoping to explore the arboretum - if we can manage to wrestle the child out of the door and into the car at witching hour!! x