My neighbor's family stopped by and asked me to take some holiday/birthday (son had just turned one year) photos for them. I would have picked a different time of the day as there was quite a lot of squinting due to the strong sunlight. But they were such an easy-going, genuinely joyful family, which made everything easy.
Any advice or criticism, please feel free to respond!
Smile by Wenyu Zhang on Flickr
Sweetness by Wenyu Zhang on Flickr
If you are constrained by that time of day with that much sun, try moving into the shade (in the tree area right behind them). Then use a bit of flash to "pop" their faces. Beats the squinties . . .
Just my opinion. At the very least, shoot some of the session there and then decide afterwards. Film is cheap . . .
Exchange by Wenyu Zhang on Flickr
Bond by Wenyu Zhang on Flickr