Mason… Tacoma Children’s Photographer

I took a few photos of my friends son the other day. Thought I’d share some. It was right in the middle of the day, so I was working with some harsh sunlight. Luckily he was a perfect little model. Oh and he’s got the most beautiful eyes! It’s really not fair! 😉

All photos taken with Nikon D700 and Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens.


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  1. MrsXoxo1598 says:

    BEAUTIFUL! i love seeing your work, beautiful!!

  2. Care says:

    thank you! This is a beautiful location. I need to go back during the golden hour!

  3. Shannon says:

    I love your photography. I wish you lived closer and I would hire you to take pictures of Jackson. I am sure that once you saw his eyes and lashes you would die. He also has a really cute dimple.

  4. Keli says:

    great shots!!!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    i love these, Care! they’re amazing. middle of the day sunlight is so hard… i think i maybe have 1 midday photo that i like. what are your tricks? it seems to be the only time we can go outside. and i don’t have much shade nearby, not to mention a little model who doesn’t stay still!

  6. Tana says:

    Oh i love the one with the guitar and the last one! Mason’s adorable too! 🙂

  7. wow. fantastic job handling the sunlight. i love all of the b/w conversions and the second to last 2 are also perfection…

    have a great week

  8. Tabitha says:

    i just love all the pictures, you really did a great job thank you!

  9. Care says:

    Shannon – why do boys always get the good eyelashes!? haha. Your son has dimples too!? Double cutie 🙂

    Thanks Mommyto2!

    Elizabeth – I do have some tricks for midday sun. Unfortunately, we moms have to take pics when we can, which usually doesn’t mean beautiful evening light!! The main thing is to shoot into the shade. If there is a patch of shade and sunny everywhere else, put your kid in the shade, but have them facing towards the bright light. If they are turned with their back to the sun and in the shade, then you will get that yucky blown background and no catchlights.

    Also, you could try to backlight your subject. The key to this is to avoid light backgrounds (ie: the sky) at all costs. You don’t want a huge blown white sky as your background. So what you look for is trees/bushes blocking the sun (like in the pic w/ the dandelion and the rain boots). It will give a nice sparkly look to the bokeh in the trees. Another thing is dont be scared of full sun. It can work if your kid has sunglasses on or if there is a really dark background (shaded trees/red brick house) etc. Hope that helps 🙂

    Thanks Toliver & Christana 🙂

    Tabitha – glad you like them! I have a CD with your name on it. Hope to see you soon! 🙂

  10. Sarah says:

    I love these. Beautiful job!

  11. Cassie says:

    What a cutie! Your photos are fabulous. Way to work with the little sun we’ve been having lately 🙂

  12. Carolyn says:

    These are beautiful Care! and your subject my gosh, what a cutie pie!! 🙂

  13. wendy says:

    I’m loving that you are putting your lens used at the bottom 🙂 Gourgeous photos!

  14. I LOVE shot 4 and 5 🙂
    He is a handsome one!

    ps. I added the pics to my facebook fan page. xo.!/pages/Victorville-CA/Little-Lily-Belle/130931563596072

  15. Well done. I love the guitar photo and some of those black and whites absolutely gorgeous.

  16. Amazing! You are so talented!

  17. You did an amazing job, as always. I’m so happy you post frequently! By the way did you see my new blog?!

  18. kristin says:

    That boy is PRECIOUS! Lucky mommy 🙂

  19. Francis says:

    You do such beautiful work!!

  20. Becki says:

    I absolutely adore these.

  21. Ashlee Turner says:

    Your work is fantastic. Beautiful Carolyn!

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