Creative Edition: Harsh Light & Fruit

Harsh light doesn’t have to be scary or ugly as that’s a wildly popular opinion for photographers and their clients. Instead, that mid day light can be a gateway to creativity and expression, working with the most beautiful element—light.

Jillian and I really enjoyed these portraits, exploring a Dallas park under a deep blue October sky and bright sun.

We had been wanting to do a fruit-themed shoot for months now.

We both loved the idea because not only is fruit an aphrodisiac but it’s also earthy, colorful, and expressive with its many textures and shapes.

Jillian was the perfect model for this harsh sunlight because she rocked that mid-day glare in her eyes so beautifully. Anyone that can squint at a camera and still look stellar is an excellent subject haha.

This shoot felt so connected to roots and the earth. I love a natural element in a shoot.

While shooting and editing, I felt grounded, energized, and creative. It’s good for a photographer’s soul to work in all elements, like harsh light or low light, and achieve these challenges by pushing past boundaries. Creativity is a muscle and it can grow.

Enjoy these earthy, mid-day portraits and comment your thoughts below!