Post # 1
(this may sound silly but please bear with me) we’re having a sunset ceremony so we’re doing the bride and groom photos from 4/4-30-5.30. thing is, its just occurred to me that its going to be very hot and very bright (cancun,mexico). im used to wearing sunglasses and i dont know how im going to take the photos without squinting/eyes watering
ideally, and this isnt possible, i think id like photos in early morning light before it gets too harsh
am i worrying about nothing? i never used to use sunglasses in england but now i live in mexico the sun seems so much stronger here!
Post # 3
I’m worried about this also, but we’re taking photos from 12:30 to 3, probably the WORST time to take photos, but thats why we have a professional photographer.
I’ve read that the best times for photos are before 10 and after 5, so I wouldn’t think your time frame would be that bad?
If you’ve got a pro. photographer I’m sure it will be fine.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
A good photographer will make sure that the sun is not directly in your face and if it is he/she will count and then have you open your eyes just in time for the shot. If you’re worried about softening the lighting on your face ask if the photographer works with a sun reflector. They can use a white and/or gold tone reflector to bounce indirect light into your face while you’re in the shade.
Post # 5
@Josina: yeah im probably worrying about nothing. im thinking of all the photos ive taken here with friends where im sort of grimacing and squinting but youre right, im sure it is different with a pro photographer
Post # 6
I’ve thought about this too, but I’m trying not to worry about it too much. The photographer should be used to these conditions and hopefully everything will turn out great.
Post # 7
@Josina: Does your photog have any example shots of fill flash in their portfolio? That’s what they are going to have to do between the hours of 12:30-3 to keep the sun from casting harsh shadows on faces. I’d also scope out the sites you want your pictures at. Do any offer shade that isn’t dappled? Best to come to the shoot prepared with that timing!
Post # 8
It’s good that you are thinking about it, and it is a cause for concern. You should go over it with your photographer. Photographers will have tricks to help alleviate some of the issues, but we also can’t magically move the sun.