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The location doesn’t ALWAYS matter ~ San Antonio, Texas Photographer

When I first started as a photographer more than ten years ago, I stressed about the locations I would shoot at.  I spent so much time trying to find the prettiest place for my photo sessions.  And when I did find one, I thought the location would make the picture!  I thought that I had to place my subjects in the right place just to make the image perfect!   I would chase the background!

Today, I chase the light!  Don’t get me wrong, I still look for the best locations but I choose it based on the way the light falls on those I am photographing.  I look for that golden light coming through the trees, the flicker of light that makes the image so magical and creates sparkle in the eyes I see through my camera lens.

I returned to this location this past fall to photograph this amazing family and this time I chose to follow the light.  The location was beautiful but it wasn’t the focus of the session.  Instead the focus was on the subjects (mom, dad and kids) and I used the light to make sure that I captured what I wanted.  And this is what I got…

And so the next time you are faced with choosing a location for your portrait session just remember that as long as the photographer chases the light and focuses on you, then whatever you choose will be just right!

Family and Child Photographer in SAN ANTONIO & BULVERDE, TEXAS

Jessica Idalia Photography is a San Antonio family photographer also specializing in child photography and lifestyle newborn photography. Serving the San Antonio area including Alamo Heights, Boerne, Bulverde, Canyon Lake, Castle Hills, Fair Oaks Ranch, New Braunfels, Spring Branch, Timberwood Park and the surrounding areas.