The Beautiful Backlight

Backlight portraits are one of the favorites of Teal Gate Studio's clients.

Backlight portraits are both a client favorite and one I love to take.  In these type of portraits, the brightest part of the image is behind the subject resulting in a bright white background.  For these examples, the background is a window covered with sheer white fabric to soften and diffuse the light.  The results are striking!

Love the look?  If so, I will make sure to include these images in your personalized portrait session at Teal Gate Studio.

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Honoring Your Journey Through Portraits

A Personal Reason I Am A Photographer

In Brené Brown's The Gifts of Imperfection, she says, "How much we know and understand ourselves is critically important, but there is something that is even more essential to living a wholehearted life: loving ourselves."  She goes onto say, "We cannot give our children what we don't have".

I would take this statement even further to say, We cannot give OTHERS what we don't have! Doesn't that thought knock your socks off!

To exist in photographs is an exercise in learning to love and accept yourself.  It also increases your capacity to love and accept others, all others, especially those most precious to you.

It is the reason I have my portrait taken by other photographers.  It is the reason I have a self portraiture practice.  I want to live more and more whole-hearted and that means loving ME!

It is also a huge reason I take portraits of others.  It is like holding up a mirror to you to show you just how beautiful and worthy you are.....YES, YOU throughout your whole life journey!

I encourage you to get in front of the camera.  Send the message to your children, your grandchildren, your beloveds,  to all those who come after us, that loving and accepting yourself is a beautiful foundation to build upon and priceless gift to give.  Love yourself more......then pass it on!




Self portrait at Outer Banks, NC

portrait by Stacy De La Rosa