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This month, our circle of photographers focused on portraits taken with backlighting and sun flare. When the subject is backlit, the photographer is shooting into the sun and this often creates sun flare. I adore sun flare and backlighting that occurs at the golden hour just before sunset.

Life with my boys is so busy right now with spring sports, so these photos were taken just minutes before the sun went down. We were chasing the sun and had a great time doing it. To continue through our beautiful circle of photographers, you can begin by visiting my dear friend and amazing photographer, Christine Blaylock. Her images are always so inspiring.

7 Responses to “Project 12 Portraits: {backlight & sun flare}”

  1. Love, love, love these Melissa!!! Kimberly & I talked about these big balloons for this month too…. love how simple yet perfect they are with the back light here along with your handsome boys. <3

  2. Love the balloon with the backlighting, too! So fun!

  3. […] We had a great time. For more dreamy backlighting goodness, check out the beautiful work of Melissa Deakin, Buffalo, NY Family Photographer. This is his “I would much rather be looking for bugs than indulging my photographer […]

  4. Jessica says:

    These are wonderful–I can totally feel the evening sun setting!

  5. Oh my goodness. Cutest little guys ever! I also love the use of the balloon. I really love the black and white of your little one looking up at the ballon.

  6. Christine b says:

    OOOh love these! Love that black and white it is perfection. So simple and beautiful.

  7. Kim says:

    I love how the light filters through the balloons! Your boys are very cute – I think the first and last ones are my favorites!

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