Shooting into the sun. Should we do it? Yes. Is it easy? If you practice and know the tricks. 🙂  What is so frequently talked about is finding the right light to illuminate your subjects faces. Of course thats necessary for those soft and bright creamy skin tones, but if you want to get a bit creative, just try having some sun behind your subjects! I do talk about this in my compose workshops, so out of fairness to them, I won’t go into too much crazy detail, but trust me. It’s SO worth it.  So go out and try having the sun behind your subjects. You will be surprised at how creative you can get!

This family was DARLING and I just had to have a backlit shoot. About 50% of these images were shot into the sun and I just totally am in love.  It’s so fun to be able to get creative and use the sun for FUN too! Plus how cute is this family. For real cute. Here are some of the highlights from their shoot, which I am totally in love with 🙂





Adorable mommy and daddy alert!!!



Emily Lucarz is a newborn, child and family photographer in St. Louis, MO. She is obsessed with the sun. Just a bit.