Cloudy Day Family Pictures


Cloudy days happen so today we are going over my top 5 tips to prepare for family photos on an overcast day.

Cloudy Day Family Pictures

Houston Area Family Sessions

Ashley Newman Photography

Talking about all your cloudy day photo tips today on the blog! Living in the Houston area, we are all used to the weather flipping on a dime. Overcast days can be difficult to avoid (with WGRZ clarifying the difference between cloudy, partly cloudy and mostly sunny), so it’s good to be prepared no matter what.

If you have a specific vision, you should absolutely talk about whether its possible with your photographer. But if you are open and ready to rock your session no matter what, then I am here to share everything you need to know about embracing a cloudy day!

I’ve talked a lot about overcast sessions and all the things I love about them- from more even lighting, to cooler temps and dramatic skies. If it is not raining outside, I love to shoot on a cloudy day. Let’s dive into my tips!

Cloudy Day Photography Tips:

  • Overcast skies make beautiful, dramatic colors for your photos. Embrace the moodiness!
  • When planning your outfits, mix in warm colors to add that extra punch of color.
  • Prepare to potentially push your session time up- it’s going to get darker sooner, so trust your photographer if they are wanting to start 30 minutes sooner than originally discussed.
  • Fight the frizz- Houston is known for it’s humidity, and if clouds are rolling in, we may see a spike in humidity levels.
  • During colder months, make sure to bring extra layers.

For more tips on what to expect and how to prepare for an overcast day, check out these resources:
Overcast Family Photos

What to Do If It’s Overcast

This darling family had a spring morning session where the clouds rolled in. We embraced the moodiness of the sky and made amazing memories as a result! Scroll to see the drama of the skies and beauty of their family bond.

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Ashley Newman Photography is a Woodlands Family Photographer and Storyteller specializing in outdoor family photography. In addition to lifestyle family portraits, Ashley and her award-winning team offer day-in-the-life legacy sessions, outdoor maternity sessions, fresh 48 hospital portraits and in-home newborn photography. Ashley Newman Photography serves Montgomery county, North-Houston areas: The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Houston and Magnolia.

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