This Sunday is Mother’s Day in the United States. In honor of the holiday, today’s image is a portrait of the mother of my children – my lovely wife Michelle.

The set-up on this portrait is my standard simple arrangement:

I have a small softbox to the right of the camera for the main light. The fill light is provided by a medium white umbrella placed camera left and set at a power level one f-stop below the main light. A black paper roll provides the dark unlit background.

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L IS lens – f/10, 1/60 second, ISO 100