She literally got ready for this shoot in 7 minutes. Just enough time for me to drive over, pick her up, and head to a nearby clearing that we were fortunate enough to live close to in order to catch the sun before it went down too far beyond the horizon line. I would normally never force anyone to be in such a hurry for a shoot, but she’s my awesome, roll-with-the-punches sister and she let me do this to her (plus, I promised not to publish any photos without her okaying them). Kudos to Sarah on being awesome – for this photos shoot and in general.
The day before this sunset session with Sarah, I had shadowed/assisted another photographer whose work I really admire for a wedding she was shooting. She took some sunset bride and groom shots that turned out beautifully, so I was itching to try out a session around sunset, shooting into the sun also.
I’ve always been a sucker for gorgeous sunsets, so being able to tie a sunset into photos was too exciting for me to not try it out the next chance I got. I grabbed a floor mat from my car for her to sit on, and she brought a sweater and a hat. We headed into the field hoping and praying we wouldn’t run into any snakes or ticks (we didn’t) and here is what we got!