I have a love affair with natural light in my photography. After my first workshop in learning how to shoot in it a year ago, I have been using any excuse to shoot in it. The best time is at sunrise or sunset, and I love the haze the sun can give an image. It makes it dreamy, it is kind of like an extra person is in the picture, adding a sense of magic to the moment.
Below is a picture I took at a retreat I was last weekend. The little girl is on a break from being photographed and is simply being herself. It’s simple, soft and hazy. It makes my heart happy. This is the look I go for with all the clients I shoot at sunrise or sunset.
Another example of my work is from my workshop last year, I was aiming at getting a nice halo of light around her head, and it works!! She is almost romantic looking.
Some photographers love shooting when it is overcast, they say it is nature’s way of creating a soft box. Personally, I find overcast pictures to be flat and uninspired. Now don’t get me wrong, I have shot plenty of people in overcast light and it has worked. I simply always look at those pictures and wonder what they could have looked like had the sun been out.
Here are some more examples of beautiful pictures that were taken in natural light. If you love what you see, we should talk, I would love to capture you just like this.