How do you overpower the sun to make sure that your couple gets that gorgeous beach background they want for their engagement photos? Simple – overpower the sun! Think about how much flash power you will need, and this will vary depending on what time of day you are shooting at, and then find an angle that won’t direct harsh shadows onto your subject’s face.

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Take the time to perfect the pose and make minute adjustments to make sure that all possible controlled variables are in fact, controlled. Waiting for a wave to splash or the wind to cease is something that is unpredictable and must be timed accordingly, so take the necessary steps to anticipate these moments as to not waste time.