Face Photography receives this question frequently and contrary to popular belief, a bright, sunny part of the day is a nightmare for a photographer! It’s always better to shoot in overcast, low-light parts of the day. After sunrise and just before sunset, depending on the season, is an ideal time to get some great photos. We often find that the photos convey a certain mood during these times of the day. Anytime is winter is perfect too as the lighting is generally soft. If it’s necessary to photograph during peak sunlight, then it’s important to find a shady area such as under a tree.