This is one of my all-time favorite Speelman family traditions. I think everyone in our family would agree. We had such a beautiful day for tree hunting too. Everyone helped to get the tree back to the farm . . . even Elle! Mid-day full sun is not always ideal for photographs. I decided to just embrace the sun. You will notice that some of my skies are deep blue and others are almost white. When the sun is behind me I get those beautiful deep blue tones. However, my subject’s face will also have harsh shadows. If I shoot into the sun I get very light blue or white skies. I have to overexpose the photo so that my subjects aren’t silhouetted.