Today’s image of a beautiful young woman and her dog is from an outdoor photoshoot I did yesterday afternoon of three siblings and their pet. While the children were excellent subjects, the extremely excited golden retriever added a bit of a challenge. He was so interested in everything going on it was difficult to get him to stay in the frame – let alone look at the camera.

With Michelle’s assistance, I used a single silver reflector to light the scene combined with the afternoon sun as a hairlight. In addition to nicely lighting the subject’s blonde hair, the sunshine created a great rimlight giving separation between the dog’s face and the background.

This shot is one of my favorites from the set. I enjoy the informal feeling created by the retriever looking away from the scene combined with the young lady’s wonderful smile.

Canon 5D, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/160 second, f/4.5, ISO 100