Sunset Family Session

Feb 7, 2021

North Carolina, USA

sunset family session in a field nc photography 

Happy Sunday! I have my work list

written out for the week and I'm ready to get things done. Each week I create an 'edit schedule' for myself and write it down in my planner. It's a way to hold myself accountable and oddly enough, that paper and ink keeps me in check! It's almost embarrassing the guilt I feel if I don't get my check list done ha. 

This sunset family session is from December, but I wanted to share on my blog before it slipped away in the archives. Y'all know I'm trying to keep up with blogging regularly! I was so excited when the family wanted to shoot on the land where their first home was. I love farms because that means FIELDS and any flat land has a great glow at sunset. I try to get started around 1.5 hours before sunset (for family sessions) in order to capture the right light. My sessions are usually quick (around 45 min to an hour of actual shooting time) but sometimes babies and children need a break and I don't like to be rushed, so I allow extra time. Children, especially babies, can sense stress, and when the kids are stressed mom and dad usually get frustrated and it isn't great for photos. So allow some extra and be patient. I would much rather give a family a 5-10 minute break a few times during a session than have an unhappy group in front of my camera. Another thing to consider is the lay of the land. If there are tall trees or hills, that can change the sunset time or lighting pretty drastically. 


"Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you." 

Walt Whitman

sunset family session in a field nc photography


sunset family session in a field nc photography

sunset family session in a field nc photography

sunset family session in a field nc photography

sunset family session in a field nc photography

sunset family session in a field nc photography














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