Sunny Days

I could not have chosen a worse time of day to be in the middle of a field, but that is just how things worked out. I know the saying "there is no bad lighting, only bad photographers" and I feel like I fall somewhere in the middle of that. Perhaps there was a better way to deal with the light during the shoot, however I used my new favorite trick in Lightroom to correct things - radial filters. This allowed me to control the exposure and white balance on me separately from the exposure and white balance on the background, and I must say, it worked like a charm.

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The Rundown
White Eyelet Midi Dress Madewell similar 
White Slides Ferragamo via Coco's similar
Vintage Japanese Bamboo Bag via eBay similar vintage
Square Scarf Loft
Versailles Earrings  Julie Vos similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Couture Curator" Essie


  1. Ha ha, there may not be bad light, but that doesn't mean that all light is created equal. I've been looking through our wedding photos this week, which were shot at midday, when the sun is out in full force - and since Winnipeg is totally flat, when the sun is also inescapable. We had an amazing photographer but even she could only do much about the shadows on our faces which, I admit, are what drives me the most crazy about shooting in bright conditions. Still, filters can do amazing things and if I'm honest, I would never have known your lighting conditions when taking these shots was less than ideal :)

  2. I think these photos are absolutely beautiful!!!

  3. Gorgeous photos!! I love the dress

  4. That dress is too cute! Perfect for the sunflower field!
    Stupid sun making it hard to edit pictures, haha

  5. These photos came out so beautifully - seriously, I uncharacteristically wish I was slowly running through a sunny field of sunflowers right now.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. Ive been looking for a the perfect sunflower field 😩 you look so good even if the sun was at the top of the sky! Love your dress!

  7. This is why I need some lessons in photoshop and lightroom. I can never seem to master the bright sun!!
    You look amazing as a white flower among them!!!

  8. NO, These photos are gorgeous girl!

  9. A very nice summer dress and beautiful pictures!

  10. I think the lighting looks beautiful!! I love the dress, the sunflowers, everything! <3

  11. Lydia, these photos are gorgeous! I love this eyelet dress on you, such a beautiful look!

    xx, Elise

  12. I adore that dress, you look so pretty and love these photos.


  13. Oh wow that last picture is gorgeous! The light, the flowers, the fabric on that dress. I see it and think of the sunflower fields in Italy.

  14. The pictures are so pretty, but I totally understand where you're coming from. The harsh sunlight can be so so tough to photograph in!

  15. Perfect dress for sunny days indeed! Love the simplicity and elegance of the dress on you dear. Also, lovely photos too.

    Jessica |