PEI Summer Portraits!

August 8, 2017

Well what a fantastic summer so far!  PEI has some of the prettiest landscape and dramatic backgrounds out there.  Portraits outdoors have to be carefully planned.  My focus is to make my subjects, the people look great.  Sun, time of day, wind, bugs, temperature, direction of light, people's mobility are all factors.  Sometimes I select a 'not so amazing' location just so I know I can light the people best and make them comfortable.


Here's examples of the perfect location and time of day!  About 5 minutes after sunset we get that golden glow with no direct sun.  


North Rustico

 Stanley Bridge




This one was taken around 7:30pm when the light was much brighter and higher so I do more candid images and try to backlight my families to avoid squinty eyes!


Lakeside Beach

 At around 9am with the sun high and bright in these images.  I give priority to happy babies in these cases versus the perfect light :)  First one is south shore, second one north shore.  You can really see the difference in the beaches!


Keppoch Beach


 Locations near Charlottetown with more options for shade and shelter from wind make for a more comfortable experience in terms of squinting and wind.


Robert Cotton Park

 Behind the Culinary Institute

 Behind the Culinary Institute

 Ardgowan Park

 Robert Cotton Park

Robert Cotton Park 

 50 years strong at Robert Cotton Park

 Other locations such as people's homes work well.  It rained for the first part of this session and was extremely windy so we started on their doorstep to avoid hair blowing everywhere!  After a bit the weather changed so we moved to behind and got some wonderful shots as the sun came out and was setting at the same time.





 Wheat Fields are a favourite location right at sunset.




 When is the last time your family had a portrait taken?  Kids growing up fast? Is everyone home together for vacation or a celebration?  Contact me and I can help you plan and create a wonderful memory of your time together!




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