An article about photography will be posted here on the 1st of each month.
Here's some tips and tricks that can help you feel more comfortable before/during our session.
(Because we all know that being in front of a camera isn't always what comfort zones are made of, amiright?!)
Ideas - What to expect before, during & after out photoshoot
The best time of the day for a photoshoot.
You’ve looked at my pricing plus at my portfolio, and decided that you love what you see.
The next step is simply to book the session. You’d like a beautiful sunny day so that the images look gorgeous and full of life. So you’d like your photoshoot to be next Wednesday at 1:00pm(for example) because the sun will be out! Yay!
But wait. That's exactly why we shouldn't book for 1:00pm next Wednesday.
I book my outdoor portrait sessions in the morning or evening only. Or if midday is the only time you’re available for photos, I will choose a day when it’s overcast. Why? You may ask yourself. That photographer is crazy to book clients during an overcast day!
I book my sessions when the sun's rising/setting simply because it's flattering on the skin. That time of the day is called ''The Golden Hour'', and for a good reason, too.
Notice that pink\purple-ish color in the sky in the morning and evening? Those colors only happens during a certain window of time. And as much as I'd like to control the weather, I can't. So we've to choose the time carefully.
If we were to shoot mid-day, the sun is way too harsh, it’ll make the whole family eyes squint and will make everyone’s skin look contrasty. Which is not what we want when we book a photoshoot, is it? We want beautiful, flattering and gorgeous memories of ourselves and/or of our loved-ones.
During an overcast day, we still have natural light, but the sun is hidden behind those big clouds, which acts as a ‘’harsh light blocker\skin softener’’. Your skin will be much more flattering under the clouds and they’ll keep you from squinting. (Thank you clouds!)
Lighting is the core of photography; If we don’t have good lighting, we don’t have good photos. Period.