Many shades of bluebonnets
You have a family session coming up and you are checking the weather every five minutes to be sure it's sunny. Why?! You don't need sun for beautiful photos and quite honestly a nice cloudy day creates beautifully dreamy photos.
Take bluebonnet season for instance. It was horrendously cold during the day of our bluebonnet mini sessions and the sun was hidden behind a super thick veil of dark heavy clouds. But the pictures came out absolutely stunning and the lack of sun deepened the purpley-blue of the flowers.
Are they adorable or what.
And the flowers look so gorgeous in that shady light. Compare that to a few sunny photographs I took outside of our mini session day. Still beautiful but the flowers look totally different. I think I prefer the cold and cloudy day to the "perfectly sunny day for photos" look.
The cloudy day photos are rich, creamy. and dreamy. The sunny photos provide a lot more contrast, yellows, and whites. In the first photo the kiddo is situated in the shade and the background ends up pretty blown out....taking the yellow wildflowers almost completley out of the photo. As compared to the cloudy day pictures where those are fully on display. All are beautiful. But totally different. Which do you prefer? And next time you have a session on the books, don't stress about sun!!
Erin. Keeping myself entertained one blog at a time.