Sunday Snapshot - "Glorious Light"

July 1, 2012

Brendan Against the Black Iron Fence BLOG
The only thing I like better than picking up a new client is receiving an email from someone I worked with in the past.

Arms crossed on the wooden bench Tara BLOG2
I met this beautiful little girl a few years back when I was just getting into photography. I was doing some portfolio building at the time and took some photos of her free of charge. Tara has such a striking look.....the hair, the eyes, the freckles....WOW!

sitting on the rocks in front of the waterfall t and b BLOG
When Tara's Mom reached out to me, she said she was looking to have a very casual brother/sister photoshoot and since both of the kids are nature loving, she really wanted to do it in a a park with a lot of natural surroundings.

Tara against the black fence BLOG
They live about an hour from me, so after doing a little investigating and with the help of another fellow photographer friend, we settled on a gorgeous garden that is open to the public from dawn to dusk.

2 sitting on the rocks in front of the waterfall t and b BLOG
There were at least three wedding ceremonies taking place while we were there, so we had to maneuver around the multiple wedding parties, but there were plenty of hidden areas.

sitting side by side under the trees T and B BLOG
No matter where we were in that garden, there were two things that were always present......

In the beautiful light purple shirts t and b BLOG
The glorious sunlight that shined through in just about every photo....

Laughing on the split rail fence T and B BLOG
and the incredibly sweet and loving bond between a big brother and his little sister!!!

Between the Branches Arm Around Tara BLOG
It was definitely a winning combination that made my job super easy!!
All I had to do was sit back and snap away.

Thank you Sandy, Brendan, and Tara!!
I had a wonderful evening with the three of you and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Camera: Canon 5d Markiii
Lens: Canon 85mm f1.2
The settings for the top photo were:
f 2.2
SS 1/125th
ISO 200

The top photo was composed as you see it and shot in the spot meter mode.
It was a shady area with the sun peaking in from the right, which is why there is a little shadowing on the left side of Brendan's handsome face:) I personally like the shadowing here and think it adds some drama to the photo.

I processed this photo using some curves and sharpening, along with Florabella's soft center fill light and her all in one action from the Retouch and Makeover set. Even though the light was incredible on it's own, I did enhance it a tad in PS.

Ni Hao Yall

Make sure you pop over to Stef's blog to see more Sunday Snapshots. I am the sponsor this month, so whoever wins, will receive a free seat in my Push Past Your Comfort Zone class that begins July 8th. I love Sunday Snapshots, so even though I am playing along this week, my photos will not be judged or part of the contest.


Natalie said...

These are gorgeous! I love the light and processing on these. These pictures will only become more special over the years.

Shari said...

GORGEOUS Lisa. Love the moments you caught between the two of them. I can see why there were 3 weddings here - beautiful location.

Kimberley said...

Wow, gorgeous photos!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Stunning! Absolutely beautiful Lisa! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

Michelle R Photography said...

I can see these, I can see these!! woot woot!! I've been having so many problems viewing blog photos lately.

These images are gorgeous!! Beautiful light and subjects!


Mary Gene Atwood said...

Oh me oh my! these are incredible! It's like a bokeh convention! I'll bet your clients are pleased as punch!

Gina Kleinworth said...

These are so beautiful Lisa! I have such a soft spot for capturing siblings. The bond between them is so incredible. (Just like that one in the previous post of your girls together- there is a spark between them that can't be duplicated)

Unknown said...

beautiful as always!!

Susan said...

These photos were dreamy...stunning! And that light, oh my!!!

Your work is amazing.

And I would dream to own that 85mm f1.2♥

Marla said...

Wowsers, these are absolutely gorgeous!! They both have amazing eyes and that light, oh my!! I have a feeling you have a client for life. :)

funks said...

I always love your shots, Lisa, but the eyes are just amazing in these!

Unknown said...

I love to see siblings together! These two are beautiful!

How funny about all the wedding peeps you had to avoid.

Mimi said...

I agree with Marla, you've a client for life!I just wish you lived closer to me :(
Love all of these photos, but I think the ones where the 2 of them are together have the edge, you can feel that synergy between those 2.
Aren't they both so beautiful, hair, eyes, expressions, all lovely.

Unknown said...

holy heck these are gorgeous I was the mom of these kids I'd buy ALL the photos you took!

Stefanie said...

Wow, Lisa! Just stunning! I am blown away by the gorgeous light in these... and beyond that, you captured these two beautifully!

P.S. Thanks so much for the reminder that it's July already ;)

P.P.S. Since it is July 1st, I hope I can include these pictures in the July snapshots!

Macladie said...

Your pictures are gorgeous and mom must be beyond happy. Absolutely stunning is all I can say.

jennifer said...

LOVE all of these!!

Diane said...

These photo's are incredible Lisa! What a beautiful display of the love between a brother and sister, just gorgeous! The lighting is all these photo's is out-of-this-world! You are thee "best" my friend:))))
Enjoy this holiday week!
God Bless,

Unknown said...

Wow Lisa these are amazing!!!!! Love the light! You can just feel the love these two have for each other in these photos!!! What an amazing photographer you are!

Gail said...

Incredibly beautiful brother and sister images, I remember Tara from a couple of years ago. Those!! All I can say is their mom must be thrilled to see these!!

Have a great week and 4th!


Serendipityissweet said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love that light and what a stunning pair. You've captured them so beautifully!! Well done ;)

Shell in your Pocket said...

So VERY pretty!
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