(Closed) im a bit worried about photos in bright sunlight

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
590 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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 # 6
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@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
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

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.

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