This would have to be our number one asked question when preparing for your portrait session. We have 2 favourite times of the day for our location sessions, all depending on your chosen location, and those are sunrise and sunset.
The early morning is absolutely worth the extra effort to roll out of bed and not only get yourself ready, but your family ready. There are quite a few factors we consider for this time, some of which being the amazing sunrise colours in the sky, beautiful warm light, quiet locations, usually not raining in the morning, kids are energetic after a full nights rest. Another huge factor is wind, it is known to be less windy in the mornings – there’s a reason that hot air ballooning is done in the early hours.
Sunset is also perfect, however families with little ones will know what a challenge this time of the day can be. Especially little ones who have a regular bedtime of 7pm, keeping them up and happy until 8pm during the summer months is not possible. Sunset is beautiful for that vibrant, warm colour palette, that seems to scream summer no matter what time of the year it is. Beach sessions can be rather windy at this time, but if you ladies don’t mind popping your hair up, it can create an amazing effect with hair and dresses blowing in the wind. A perfect opportunity for us to bring out some of our fantastic tutu skirts and extra fabric to create a highly stylised art piece.