On a sunny day in spring, I would not ideally choose to do a portrait session at noon. However often there is no choice and we can’t always pick the perfect hour when relying on natural light. So with a bit of extra thought we can avoid  harsh shadows and unflattering light by  staying away from direct sunlight and opting for shaded areas where the light is more diffused such as, underneath buildings or trees, and indoor spaces which are well lit from outside.