Awaiting Summer


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Last Sunday, I grabbed my cousin Lyric for a little while to take pictures because I needed to conquer one of my photography fears – the sun. See, I hate what the sun can do to photos. I hate hot-spots and bright backgrounds with dark subjects, and I hate harsh shadows…and because of that, it turned to a sun-phobia. (at least, when it comes to photography.) But I realized 2 things: that 1) You can’t really have a photography business and avoid the sun at all times, and 2) Most photographer’s I’ve seen have been able to shoot in full sun and have it look great. So why couldn’t I? Was it just a mental phobia? Or did I just need practice?

I settled that Sunday.

I just needed practice. I took Lyric and we went around the property. I sat her with her back to the sun and told her to pick flowers while I shot. And you know what? I’m happy with the outcome. With more practice, I think I’ll be able to confidently shoot in the sun and while I haven’t figured out how to get rid of hot spots, it’s not worrying me as much as it used to.

On another note, spring is in full blast here, and I’m excited for summer. :) We just extended the High Tunnel (small greenhouse) to plant tomatoes in, and we have several different vegetables already planted. (Cabbage, broccoli, potatoes – I planted ALL of our potatoes, sugar snap peas, and more.) Tomorrow my family and I are off on a trip to the Creation Museum in Kentucky, so I’ll have plenty of pictures to share next week!

Until then,


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16 thoughts on “Awaiting Summer

  1. Allison says:

    Such pretty pictures! The ones of your cousin are really cute. 😉 I’m excited for summer too, although I’m rather enjoying spring myself! 😀

  2. Catharine Runion says:

    Ok, first of all, I LOVE your profile picture!! Second of all, AMAZING PICTURES! I love seeing your photography!! I especially love the flowers. Flowers are great photography subjects.

  3. Kat says:

    My camera carrying niece is one talented gal! As always, exceptional job! I cherish every picture you capture of my brood. <3

    • Aria says:

      I love doing golden hour/sunset pictures too! Only my cousins are normally in bed at that time so I have no subjects 😛

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