San Diego Family Photography – Getting Great Summer Photos
There once were three college friends, who lived as though college was high school.
They passed notes in Ethics class, instead of talking about Euthanasia.
Their hearts broke together when mean, awful boys broke their hearts.
They giggled over boys they might, and eventually did, marry.
They went to chapel together, because they were good girls.
They volunteered in SMCC’s Middle School church group.. and in fact, one of them married the youth pastor. 🙂 (Yay Joy!!)
They were all in each other’s weddings. (Except for that one time, the same someone who writes this blog had the audacity to have a due date the very same day as the Oregonian’s wedding, and was unable to fly to be there.. sad day!)
They frequented the Yogurt Mill together.
They cried when each girl/woman followed her heart and her man to wild, far off places, such as Oregon, Tennesee, Washington. (Two of them would probably tell you that it was just me who cried, and that’s probably true…)
Life found them all back together last week to lunch over gluten free pasta salad, laughter, and love. Lots and lots of love and loads of laughter.
While we were together, I wanted to snap some pictures of Michelle’s (aka the Oregonian) kiddos because I haven’t been able to yet. Joy’s house does have the benefit of having delicious golden hardwood floors that reflect warm creamy light. Score for your photos if you have it too, but’s it is not necessary.
So.. here’s the simple summer tip that will help your photos look better. Stand, or sit your subject in front of an open door. You stand on the porch/front walkway and shoot in towards your subject. The result.. a well lit shiny happy picture. The light streaming in from the door (and open window would work too) will be mostly blocked by the porch, but it will filter in and provide sparkly catchlights, and even light on the face. Try it. Photoshop was only used to crop and sharpen this photo.. nothing else. See, even you can work your camera to get the best pictures possible.
And when you look at it, your heart might skip a beat because little Miss looks just like her mother. And your heart might ache because of the enormity and brevity and wonderfulness of all that is the glorious life cycle.
Or you might not do anything, because you aren’t as dramatic and sentimental as I. Either way. 🙂
Go shoot some summer fun pictures of your kidlets!!
P.S. This would work really well with first day of school pictures too. 🙂Pin It