Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Dandelion Portraits

Every Spring, a field near my house explodes with YELLOW!

                          It's dandelion season and where some people see a sea of WEEDS...
I see an ocean of sunshine!
Anything that will add COLOR to a portrait is where
I want to shoot!
I rode my bike to the field and picked some dandelions
then wired them together to make a head wreath.
By shooting with a wider aperture, thus a shorter depth-of-field
the background dandelions blur together making it even prettier!
Try f2.8 if your lens will allow.
The YELLOW doesn't last long, so I pulled together another
dandelion shoot.
Isn't he adorable?
He's a TWIN!
They arrived at the shoot wearing the adorable green onesies...
perfect with the dandelion yellow!

Use the COLOR of dandelions and have the subject wear
clothing to bring out the YELLOW.
I found this adorable green outfit at a thrift store for a few dollars.
The clothes really make a portrait!
I even love when the dandelions turn to
Another great photo op!
It's always gorgeous to have your subject
blow the seeds while backlit against a low evening sun.
Take advantage of the dandelions while they are here.
I think dandelions are beautiful...just not in my own yard...ha ha!


  1. the kids are so cuddly cute Ms.Jill..adorable shots..visiting you..hugs :)

  2. Beautiful!!! Love the pops of yellow. Those twins look like porcelain dolls - beautiful!