The Arboretum in Golden Gate Park is full of picturesque nooks. I brought my subject there today, and we didn't have to wander far to find some very pretty spots for portraits. The sun had set beyond the trees, and the light was just right for flash-free photos. As always, it takes a short while for people to loosen up, and to stop posing like one normally does for photographs. As we moved from tree to flowering bush to pond to Japanese stone lantern, Lydia's playful personality emerged. It was great to see that, as the I take the best shots when my subjects are feeling relaxed.