Directional Natural Light {revisited}

Hello!  I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! This is a follow-up to a previous post, Seeking Out the Right Kinda Light.

Connor's Mom wanted a nice portrait of him for Mother's Day.  So, I grabbed him and headed outside to seek out the right kinda light.

The sun was very low in the sky in the west.  The house faces east. Wanting to utilize the shadow cast by the house, we headed over to the front steps. connor1

The nice directional, warm light is coming from the open air camera left which is reflecting back the sun's rays.  The result being beautifully soft diffused light and large specular highlights making the eyes sparkle and pop.

Mother's are so easy to please :)