Week 20, Light | 2014 Project 52

May 22, 2014

“I got back into shooting this week after seven months of maternity leave, and one of my first sessions was a grad casual session with a fellow photographer and friend (Copperblue Photography and Design). It was a cold evening, but the light was warm and the location was amazing. It’s images like this that remind me why I became a photographer.


Light is the most important thing when it comes to photography. Without light, there are not photographs. Finding light is also one of the most challenging parts of being a photographer. It takes skill, practice and time to be able to find it and use it in a way that makes a photo come alive.

I am no expert when it comes to light, and I’m learning every time I pick up my camera how to use it. And sometimes, it just happens like magic.

This session was pretty awesome for me because I got to work with a fellow photographer and friend who has taught me a lot. I got to practice using the light, posing a model and try new things with my camera. It helped that we had some amazing light that night. There is not much better for a photographer than golden hour light and every time I get to shoot through an evening like that I consider myself lucky.

Check out Hannah’s full session here xo