A magic smile

There is this crucial thing in outdoor photography known as the magic hour. Essentially it’s this breathtaking pocket of daylight found at both dawn and dusk that provides “magic” light that brings photos to life.

It’s amazing and somewhat hard to come by for family portrait photographers. Our session hours revolve around the lives of the families we photograph.  We can’t really photograph a family at sunrise.  We must avoid naptime, and dusk usually occurs near dinnertime.  Families are busy and we understand that.

Often, my sessions must be scheduled midday, even though a 12 o’clock bright sun can be disastrous for a photo.

For Avery’s midday, sunshine-filled session I couldn’t rely on magic light.  But Avery gave me a gift that day — her magic smile.  Just look at her gorgeous expressions.  She worked the camera!  I love this sweet, 6-month-old baby girl.


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