Thanks for visiting our LBI Family Photographers blog! today we will be going over the best times to schedule your family portrait session. Depending on the time of year you will be visiting Long Beach Island will determine what time of day will be best. Let’s look at early summer first as the best family beach photographer in LBI New Jersey shares some tips.
If you are planning your vacation to LBI during the first half of summer we would suggest late evening as the best time. June 21st is the longest day of the year which means the sun doesn’t really go down till about 8:00 PM. That is pretty late especially if you have babies or toddlers in your family. However if you can swing it and plan for it a later start in June and July that would work the best. We usually try and start at 7:30 PM during June and July. We also know that families with little children have to worry about bedtimes and dinner so if we have to start at 6:30 or 7 we can, it’s just not optimal.
Once we start getting into August the days are noticeably shorter and the sunset gets closer to 7:30. We start moving our suggested family portrait start time to 7 PM. Another small issue is that not only does the sunset happen earlier but it also starts moving faster. The light disappears faster after the sun goes below the horizon. That’s why we move our start time up to 7 or even 6:30 PM.
Around mid August the bugs start coming out in full force. If you schedule a family photography session in LBI in August please don’t forget the bug spray! Especially if you are from Philly or PA, for some reason the bugs LOVE Philadelphians. Hopefully there will be a bit of a breeze to keep the bugs away. It’s easier to deal with a breeze than the bugs. These are just a few of the things we have learned over the years as the best family beach photographer in LBI New Jersey. For more info on our prices please contact us today!