Rim lighting is a technique that can transform your portraits into mesmerizing works of art. It utilizes a light source, such as the evening sun, positioned behind your subject, in this case, Tatiana, to create a halo of light. The evening sun during golden hour is a gorgeous light source to take advantag of for portraits.

Enhancing with Strobe Lighting

To complement the natural rim light, consider incorporating strobe lighting to fill in shadows and add brightness to the front of your subject. By strategically positioning the strobe, you can sculpt the light to accentuate facial features and create a harmonious balance between light and shadow. You can also use a reflector to bounce light as well.

Mastering the Balance

Achieving the perfect balance between natural rim light and strobe lighting requires careful observation and adjustment. Experiment with different angles and intensities to find the optimal setup that enhances your subject's features while maintaining the ethereal beauty of the rim light.


By harnessing the power of natural rim lighting, combined with strategic strobe lighting (and reflectors), you can elevate your portraits to new heights of beauty and sophistication. If you're interested in a portrait session with me, please get in touch! Call me at 250-216-5588 or email taniaveitch@tevweb.com. We'll set up a time to go out, have some fun, and take advantage of that gorgeous golden hour!