Shoot for the Sun.

Growing up with a camera in hand, I cannot even tell you the countless times I heard “make sure your back is to the sun when your taking pictures”. It seemed to be the rule of thumb and just the right way to get the right lighting so everyone’s faces were shadow-free, well lit and often times nice and squinty. As a soccer coach, I get the priviledge of sitting through a photo session with each team in the fall and I’m pretty sure I don’t have a picture to date where you can actually see my eyes opened. So, just call me rebellious, or better yet stubborn (which I am.) because I am a sun shooter and I absolutely love it. Each session and each wedding my favorite pics are almost always the ones where I shot with the sun somewhat glaring into my lens, creating in my opinion, the most gorgeous flare. Anyway, with that said, don’t be afraid to experiment and play around with it. These two pics were taken the other day and obviously little Emma is adorable (even with her most serious of faces) but I just can’t go without noticing the individual rays of His light that were captured in each pic. The Bible says in the very beginning God gave us light and He saw that light was good. I truly pray His light radiates in me and all I do, as I strive to bring glory to His name.

Psalm 113:3 From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.

3 Responses to Shoot for the Sun.
  1. melanie Connell
    February 1, 2010 | 8:41 pm

    these are awesome

  2. Alicia Meyer
    February 4, 2010 | 4:31 pm

    Does Emma accessorize like that everyday!?!?

  3. Mom
    February 24, 2010 | 10:08 pm

    Maria,
    I love your rebellion about the sun- and your psalm quote also! You are right about taking risks and trying new and different kidns of shots- you create some awesome photos and these of Emma is a good example.
    Your website has really grown to reflect you as a person! It’s beautiful!

    Love ya,
    Mom

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