Monthly Photography Challenge: Night Shots

There's even more fun, inspiration, and interpretation for this month's theme as I have teamed up with four other professional photographers who all just happen to be moms too: Alea, Lauren, Miriam, and Rachel.  I'm really excited about what these monthly challenges have suddenly turned into!  I'm not sure how long this will continue, but I'm enjoying the extra challenge of trying something new and the opportunity to get my creative juices flowing.  In fact, since attempting this month's theme, I have at least five more specific shots in my head I'd like to capture sometime this winter. 

When I first thought of night shots, I knew I wanted to capture an image of the Perrine Bridge over the Snake River Canyon.  And then I needed a picture of our local LDS temple as well, of course; it's a bright beacon in the dark!  So I grabbed my tripod and a coat and went to "work".  (Since when is photography ever work?  Haha.)  It took me several tries to hone in on the right settings, but once I found my groove, it was a lot of fun!  The most entertaining part was pressing the shutter strategically between sets of cars rushing past the temple.

And then the awful time change occurred.  The sun sets so early now!  But I'm trying not to complain.  The dark actually wound up being an inspiration for some in-home shots one evening.  Since my new camera has ISO that goes on for days, I knew I could embrace the grain and play with some hard light.  I'm so lucky to have such cute models willing to pose for me.

^^Watching cartoons inside the teepee.^^
^^I told Levi there was candy in the fridge.  Hehehe.^^

Now please click on over to the next talented gal in our photography circle, Lauren Jensen Photography, to see some more creative night shots.  I promise you won't be disappointed.


  1. These are beautiful! So crisp!

  2. I love the picture of Levi in front of the fridge. I never would have thought of taking a picture like that.

  3. These are absolutely beautiful photos!! I have been dying to get a good picture of my girls at night reading, but i'm completely lost with the settings when it's dark. I so need someone to teach me!

  4. Love that first shot so much!

  5. Bahaha! Totally laughing at your candy tease! Jessie!! These pictures are gorgeous (as always!)!! You have such amaaaaaaazing talent!


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