Planning an outdoor photoshoot during the warmer months of the year can be a little daunting – mostly due to the heat. You don’t want to be sweating in your pictures, do you? However, that doesn’t mean that you cannot take advantage of the summer seasons and capture some amazing sun-kissed photos.

The following summer photography ideas allow you to take some brilliant photos without breaking a sweat. 

1. Sunsets and Sunrise

Two specific times of the day are known as golden hours – the time right before sunset and right after sunrise. If you have a photographer or videographer friends, ask them about the golden hour and they likely won’t stop talking about how great it is for hours. The golden hour is the perfect time to create dramatic images, including silhouettes, sun-kissed portraits, and landscapes. Also, the sun isn’t completely out at these times, so you won’t be drenched in sweat either.

2. Water Sports

What better way to take full advantage of the outdoor photoshoot than to combine it with some fun water sports? For instance, surfing makes for some great opportunities to capture amazing shots. Just make sure that you hire a good photographer who knows how to capture the right moment, as you’ll be too preoccupied with the sport to be able to pause and pose.

3. Cocktails

If you’re looking for a fun and effortless way to add more color to your pictures, just host a cocktail party. Picture this: You’re sitting on the beach with your toes buried in the sand and a cocktail in your hand. Isn’t that the perfect postcard shot? Or you can gather around the whole family with a bunch of different cocktails in their hands for a fun group photo. Plus, the cocktail helps you stay cool. It’s a win-win situation.


So make full use of this summer, and plan a fun and exciting outdoor photoshoot with your loved ones. If you’re looking for a professional photographer to capture these amazing moments, get in touch with us for a consultation today. 



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