Monday, September 26, 2011

Photo of the Day 9.26.11

This photo was taken three years ago. I was shooting a documentary piece on my daughter as a thirteen year old girl. We had a good time going out together and shooting. Amanda is a perfect model. One day she came up with the idea of a photo shoot with balloons. Amazing things happened with the balloons and light. We were intentional about getting balloons we could see through. They cast colored light in her shadow and just came alive when the light shone through them. They were so beautiful to work with.

I would encourage you to go out and try things you haven't. Just do it, if it works great, if not, then you may discover something else you never would have expected. In this photo I love the feel of the 1970's sunny out door pictures I remember seeing in catalogues. When I was thirteen, I read a magazine called TEEN and I remember the photos of teenage girls out in the sun at school, at the beach or at the fair. Back lighting was big back then. This image brings me back to the feel of those days, those pictures, and those carefree teenage girls.


  1. Wow! What a great shot! You're right: the light plus those balloons plus your dear daughter equals magic!

  2. Susan, Thank you for the sweet words! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Her eye's are so beautiful and I love the color of the balloons, nice job!