I recently shot some photos of my boys during a glorious sunset over Lake Michigan.
It's amazing to me what the backdrop of a sunset will do to a photo. It creates mystery and wonder and tells a unique story.
It creates silhouettes.
During the day, when you want to capture a clear, crisp photo - as the photographer - you typically want the sun at your back. But, shooting right into the sun during a sunset will create the most striking silhouettes of your subjects.
I love how these silhouettes of my boys tell a story that would otherwise be missed if I'd captured these photos at daytime. Seeing just their outlines against the dancing water and reflection of the sun captures their personalities in a unique and beautiful way and evokes deep, thoughtful, and magical emotions.
Here's what I see:
My dreamer. (Ralph Macchio in Karate Kid?)
My adventurous one.
Best friends. No matter what.
And, I have no idea what to say about this one except that it makes me want to weep. I feel so much emotion when I look at this photo.
The one I love sharing a moment with our baby. It gets me every time.
I just love how this photo, all of these photos, make me feel.