We all want to play outside on a bright sunny day and if we're doing something fun, we bring our camera along. Why not? That full golden sunshine makes colors brighter, our skin glow and our dispositions happier! Bright shiny sunlight is perfect at the beach, the ballpark and the playground. On a family photo shoot? Not so much. The same light that makes our skin glow and clothing pop, makes our eyes squinty and puts harsh shadows on our skin and clothes. (And, it makes some of us sweat, but we aren't talking about that today.)
So, what do I do when I'm shooting on a bright sunny day? Look for some open shade! Thankfully, this weekend The Ackerman family and I met at a beautiful farm with plenty of sunlight and a great area of open shade! We took some pics. in the sunshine - even donning sunglasses;)
But, when we moved into the shade, everyone was able to relax their facial muscles and stop squinting. The result? A beautiful family, beautifully lit now has some incredibly perfect pictures! Take a look for yourself!
When you are taking snapshots of your own children this spring and summer, find some open shade for them. You'll love the results. And, even better, let me take portraits of your whole family! I can't wait!