What To Do If It’s Overcast | Family Photography


Photography is all about lighting. While I love sunny day, sometimes the weather just can’t be helped. It’s Texas after all. This family embraced the skies of the day and the results are stunning! Take a look at their session if you have overcast skies for your family pictures.

What To Do If It’s Overcast | Family Photography

So it’s overcast the day of your session….

I am a sucker for a night sunny day- it feeds my soul and makes for some stunning and dramatic colors. In fact, during non-busy season I will generally reschedule photos to get more ideal lighting conditions.
BUT overcast IS NOT BAD! I repeat- overcast is not bad. if we are unable to reschedule or you do not have flexible dates (sometimes family is in town or you have a deadline you are trying to reach…it happens!) Overcast is not the end of the world!

There are times when I won’t reschedule or we can’t but the results are equally stunning. Most photographers know that a cloudy or overcast day produces really soft light that can be flattering and reduces shadows- like a natural filter.it also creates an even tone and lighting conditions that do not vary or change.

 Some things to consider if you are having photos done on an overcast day:

  • Try adding a pop of color

  • Use complementary colors

  • Soft, even light means we can explore more spots for posing

This sweet family got up at sunrise for an awesome session in the woods. The skies were overcast but this family is anything but dull. The colors and the end result are amazing! Take a look and embrace the weather the day of your session!

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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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