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.
Bright and Warm
Yellows, Oranges, Greens and Browns
Wear darker clothing to contrast
Early Mornings or Late Afternoons
You don't need to head far out of Caboolture to find a nice rural or bushland scene. You could go anywhere off the beaten track such as Kurwongba, Wamuran, Elimbah, Woodford, Mt Mee, Beerwah, or the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
Open Bushland and Rural scenes can vary dramatically, from dense trees to great open vistas. You will generally find elements such as dirt roads, trails, fences, structures and long grass to include in your portraits.
These areas offer light and bright backdrops with warm colour tones such as yellows, oranges, and browns, but still have a fair bit of green.
To avoid harsh overhead light, these locations are best shot early in the morning and later afternoon because at these times you can expect nice golden light which is perfect for back-lighting and flares. Darker clothing works well here for contrast with the lighter backgrounds, however wearing light and bright complimentary colours such as blues and whites help achieve bright airy images.