The great outdoors is definitely my favorite place to photograph children: you can get beautiful backgrounds, there is plenty of natural light, and your kids are generally happier when they are in a fun place like the beach or a park.
Here are some tips and tricks to get memorable photographs of your little ones outdoors.....
1. Look for clouds
Believe it or not, days with clear skies and lots of sunshine are not your best bet. This is because direct sunlight creates a harsh light, causing skin to bleach out, eyes to squint, and shadows to appear (raccoon eyes!). Opt for cloudy or overcast days instead.
2. Think time of day.
Aim to take your photographs early morning or late in the evening if your child’s schedule will allow, as you will get a much softer light and more control over shadows. A hour before or after sunrise is best as the light is warm and forgiving.
You can see another 8 tips by following this link to 10 Tips for Outdoor Child Portraits and get beautiful portraits of you little ones!