The number one rule in photography is to avoid harsh, direct sunlight.
While a blazing sun overhead is great for a day at the pool, it’s not ideal for photos.
So when considering when to schedule your family photo session, try to avoid the middle of the day if at all possible. This advice applies to outdoor photo sessions. If you’re taking photos in a studio or indoors, we can work lots of magic with lighting – so any time during the day should be fine. (For studio sessions, some studios do have better lighting at certain times of the day. Always check with the studio owner to see what times they recommend!)
I love a good sunrise session! I know it can sound daunting, and you may not feel like you look your best first thing in the morning, but there are a lot of pros to booking a family photo session within an hour or so of sunrise.
Some reasons to consider an early morning family photo session:
The hour or two right before sunset is magical. We call it “golden hour” for a reason – everything looks softer and prettier in the pre-sunset light.
Some reasons you may want to consider taking early evening photos:
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