So, you are thinking about booking a session and want to figure out timing for your family. The best times for sessions are their sunrise or sunset. Some people may be intimidated by sunrise sessions, but I am completely here for them! I wanted to share with you some reasons and perks to booking a sunrise session!
1 – The parks are empty
Most of the sessions that I photograph are at parks in the area. We are lucky to live in a state where there are a variety of backdrops and the parks give us a bunch of different settings in one area- water, trees, grass, concrete, etc. When you book a sunrise session these places are normally pretty empty and that helps to make sure that we can get the best possible locations for the photos.
2 – More availability on my calendar
It is no coincidence that my calendar fills up during certain times of the year when the weather and scenery is gorgeous and family photos are so popular! My evenings books up very quickly and I often have more availability in the mornings. I really do love the light from a sunrise session and if you are looking for a family session especially late in the season when my calendar is really booked, we most likely can find a morning sunrise session to get the day that you want!
3 – Little kids are happier in the morning
Yes, I can help get those smiles out from the little kiddos, but kids are typically happier in the mornings. They just had a good nights sleep and they are ready to take on the day! Sometimes when we do sessions with little kids in the evening they are tired and it may not show in their face, but sometimes it does in their actions and their willingness to participate! You never know what a day might bring, especially for a little one so let’s meet in the morning when they are at their best!
4 – Cooler temps – this is especially a plus in the summer months
Often times the temperature in the morning is much cooler than other parts of the day and that is really good for most people participating in photos! Who wants a sweaty face in their family photos? When someone is hot, you can tell! The cooler temperatures in the morning help to make the people in the photos more comfortable and in turn, happier!
5 – You will have the rest of the day to yourself!
What is better than having your family photos taken AND having the entire rest of the day to spend as a family and not having to worry about getting everyone together or making sure that everything goes according to plan the rest of the day because you started early and got it done! You can start the day as a family in front of the camera and spend the rest of the day doing whatever you want!
This post has pictures from a sunrise session at Coxhall Gardens in Carmel. We had an awesome Foggy morning and the stunning sunrise all to ourselves.
I would love to schedule your sunrise photo session and be your Indianapolis family photographer. Send me a message and let’s get a date on the calendar!