My FAVORITE place to take Family Photos continues to be within our Gorgeous Redwood Forests! Love the golden light, the shade, the many great locations and just the ease of family interaction — resulting in really fun, lovely, relaxed family images.
These beautiful images were all created using natural light plus a reflector. Camera was Canon EOS 5D Mark III, lens Canon EF L series 2.8 24-70mm.
Unlike shooting later in the day which is the best time for beach or other open sky shoots, mid day is the best time to shoot in the redwoods.
The sunlight streaming through the trees from high above creates lots of overhead light which you can utilize to best effect; re-channeling for fill light and/or using for golden hair light.
Beautiful Location – Henry Cowell Redwood State Park, Felton CA