Bright, and Full of Life....

Eyes….. they say they are the window to the soul.  Therefore, shouldn’t every professional portrait show them bright and full of life? 

Too often, I see portraits where the eyes are empty and dull.  With the trend of natural light photography, I unfortunately often see potraits with no catch light…. to me, that is not a professional portrait!

In-studio, portrait photography lends itself to having a beautiful catchlight…. but with on-location photography, the photographer must know how to read the light.  They must have the technical knowledge to know what needs to be done, to get that bright lift to the eyes, that we ALL want! 

Think about any great portrait, and most often you are drawn to the ones where the eyes come alive!!  Next time you pick a professional, pay close attention to the eyes… what do they show?