This is my second cousin. She has never had any professional style portraits done, so my aunt asked me if I would like to practice on her. Win-win, right? We finally got together last week (after trying to merge our schedules for a couple of months). She was such a dream to photograph! Never turned away from the camera, always had smiles, and even struck some sassy poses for me.
These were done at about 11am at a local prairie preserve. There's a trail with a bunch of trees that I tried out, but the capabilities of my camera and lens just didn't allow me to get enough light for any of them to work. Not to mention the horrible green casts I was getting. So I pretty much chucked all of those. I did find some more open shade, and tried my hand at some backlighting. Let me know how these turned out. Please be nit-picky!