Having your family or engagement photos taken in an outdoor location requires a lot more planning than showing up for a photoshoot in a studio but you don’t have to worry because I’m here to guide you through choosing the best times for your favourite locations.
Dark and Moody
Greens, Browns, Greys and Black
Wear brighter colours to contrast
Mid-Morning to Mid-Afternoon
Head to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland for amazing rainforest locations such as Kondalilla Falls or Mary Cairncross Reserve. You will come across some wonderful elements such as interesting tree trunks to pose against, rocks and boulders to sit on, pathways and bridged to lead into the scene, and not forgetting waterfalls and streams.
The rainforests are typically dark and moody with hues of browns, greens and blacks, so choose brighter colours that contrast with the dark greens of the background.
Rainforests are great at any time of day as the sunlight doesn't change dramatically under the dense canopies. On sunny days you may get a lot of dappled light and pockets of light shining down like spotlights.
Alternatively, if the weather is overcast and verging on light showers, your images will tend to be softer and more evenly lit without harsh lighting and shadows. I feel that the middle hours of the day are well suited to a rainforest photoshoot.