After Dark Theme Top Honors & Features | Chosen by Facebook Guest Judge Be Freckled Photography



Holy wow.  You all made my job so difficult this week!  All of the images were incredibly stunning and so hard to narrow down to just 5 favorites and a winner.  Thank you all for participating in this After Dark challenge, and congratulations to everyone for being such wonderful photographers!


This sweet and simple image from Ellen Elizabeth Photography is such an ideal representation of after dark moments.  A quiet interruption to hold on to what is most dear.


Peridot Rain Photography by Wendy Ptasinski captured my imagination with this gorgeous image.  I adore how well it embodies the dreamy, wintery season.


Jessica Max shared this amazing photo, which I absolutely love.  The motion and perfect timing to highlight her subject is so impressive!


Beautiful fireworks from the most magical place on Earth.  Love this submission from Photos by Jen McGee!


Karen Osdieck Photography definitely captured the wonder of the holiday season.  I love how enraptured he is by the falling snow!


And finally, my absolute favorite from this week is this beautiful setting submitted by Jessica Wynder Photography! That bokeh, the darling subject, and dreamy edit all scream perfection to me.  I just can’t stop staring at how stunning it is!

Thank you all again for sharing your work with the world, and even if your image isn’t up here doesn’t mean it wasn’t gorgeous.  I had an amazing time being a guest judge for Dear Photographer, and have found tons of beautiful new talent to follow.  I appreciate you making my first guesting so challenging!  Have a wonderful week, and keep on shooting.

-English, Be Freckled Photography

10 Facts with Facebook Guest Judge 12/28 – 1/3 | Be Freckled Photography



The freckled face of English coming at you from behind the lens of Be Freckled Photography.  Yes, English is my real name.  I’m a portrait photographer that focuses primarily on high school seniors, but will sometimes dabble in couples or glamour.  We recently made the move from Germany to Tokyo, Japan, where I am re-establishing my urban style in a great setting.  I’ve been shooting since 2013, and typically have a Nikon d700 + 85mm f/1.8 in my hand, although a recent 135mm f/2 DC purchase may knock the 85 off the camera.  I’m so excited to be this week’s guest judge over on the Dear Photographer Facebook page!

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10 Fun Facts about Me
1. I once tried to count all of my freckles by marking them off with permanent marker.  Mom was not happy.
2. I love my dogs so much, I have them tattooed on my forearms.
3.  I often forget how short I am until I see myself in photographs.
4.  I never learned how to multiply numbers.
5.  My business pricing ensures that no 5’s ever come up. I just don’t like that number.
6.  If reading novels at home could be a profession, I’d be a millionaire.
7.  I have an irrational fear of falling off of things.
8.  My husband is much funnier than I, so I steal his jokes.
9.  My dog’s full name is Ninja Pirate Assassin Druglord Don Julio.
10.  My dream is to run a shelter that supports itself as a petting zoo.

Now that you know more about me, how about that weekly theme?!  I contemplated a “midnight” theme in nod to New Year’s this week, but let’s be real; staying up that late is not all that easy sometimes.



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