Lighting | Tips | Oahu Family Photographer

I would love to go over some quick easy tips about lighting. It is probably one of the most asked questions I get.
"Chelsie, what time will we do out photos?!"
I generally do photos about an hour before sunset. I am not a golden light photographer. I LOVE light, full but soft light. To achieve the look I want, one hour prior to sunset.

There are exceptions but because we never know what the weather will be I plan for an hour before sunset.

The fun thing about being a Mom is that I take so many photos of my kids, so I can go out some days at noon and have perfect lighting. I always keep an eye on the weather. When it's cloudy its generally perfect for that soft creamy light.

Below I will show you some photos at different times.

 This was a cloudy day about an hour before sunset.

This was a cloudy day about an hour before sunset.

 About an hour before sunset on a sunny day.

About an hour before sunset on a sunny day.

 Around 2-3pm on a bright sunny day.

Around 2-3pm on a bright sunny day.

 Around 11am on a partially cloudy day.

Around 11am on a partially cloudy day.

 Around sunset on a cloudy day.

Around sunset on a cloudy day.

A lot of variables go into what the final photos will look like, but that is all part of my job.
I love being able to adjust as needed in camera to get the look I want, then enhance the photos further with presets I make in Lightroom.

If anyone has any specific questions, please email me: Hello@AlohaFamilyPhotography.com