The Wallflower Photography Blog


Happy Mother’s Day! Mothers are such an important part of a wedding, after all, it’s perfectly fitting that we honor them here on the Wallflower Blog. But instead of showing off some wedding photos as usual, I’ve been reserving a few special photos that I shot back in late March.

Our good friends (and former Wallflower wedding clients) Hannah and Mike were the surprise hosts of a hummingbird family, and once the babies started poking their beaks above the nest line, I headed over with my long telephoto lens to take some photos. Mom had built her nest in the nook of a rhododendron branch that was practically overhanging the front porch, giving me easy access to two different shooting angles.

Mom was constantly flying off to gather food, and then returning to the nest to feed two ever-hungry mouths. I set up my tripod in my first spot, then held very still and waited for mom to come back to the nest. I heard her before I saw her, and she spent a few long seconds hovering noisily behind my ears before she decided I wasn’t a threat. After snapping a good number of feeding photos, I moved to a different angle after mom flew away to reload, and only waited a few more minutes before she returned for round 2.

Photo of mother hummingbird feeding her two babies in her nest on a rhododendron branch, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma

Another photo of mother hummingbird feeding her two babies in her nest on a rhododendron branch, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma

Vertical photo of mother hummingbird sitting on her nest on a rhododendron branch, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma

I love how the iridescent colors in mom’s feathers changed so much based on her angle to the sun, so that in each of these three photos, she looks like a different bird.

Thanks to all the moms out there, we appreciate and love you!

Comments are closed.

Proudly powered by WordPress.
Copyright © The Wallflower Photography Blog. All rights reserved.
Content Protected Using Blog Protector By: PcDrome.