I was going through images from fall sessions and swooning over the lovely sunshine and it made me think about why I loved these particular sessions. All of them have something in common ~ beautiful light.
In photography, light is EVERYTHING! Sunset sessions are my favorite because the light is perfect. About 2 or 3 hours before sunset, the sun is low in the sky and it has a warm, golden glow. I can position my subject with the sun behind them and they will become completely illuminated. That is why sunset sessions are better than the rest!
Here is an example of a session that took place about 2-3 hours before the sun set. I know it sounds like a tricky time for young children, but try to keep an open mind. It might be a nice break from your routine. You can give the kids a late snack and then head to dinner after the session or try an early dinner and then bedtime when you get home. Most kids have a melt down time. I totally get that. For my girls it was always right before dinner when they were tired and bored. Maybe a trip to the park or a romp in the yard is just what the doctor ordered and you’ll have some fabulous pictures to show for it!!