So, the other day I read this fabulous blog post by Nichole V ( about using natural light in portraits etc. etc.  She takes such wonderful photographs, I can only hope one day to be as good!

Anyway, today I made myself a reflector out of a car windshield light relector and hit the back yard with the boys to see what I could do.

Excuse the excessive amounts of sweat… it was really HOT out there!

I love the way the catchlights look in the first picture and the way the skin is smoothed out in the second, although I couldn’t get him to look AT me for love nor money.   Oh well.

Having fun learning!