Recently I came across this instagram pic:
Instagram post by neerhiragarshoot • Jul 18, 2017 at 4:11pm UTC
This looks like an outdoor shoot. Though the sunlight looks hard, the shadows on the model (or even at background) objects don't have any dark sudden shadows. I see soft shadows...
Recently I tried cake smash photography of my daughter at my home. It was at late evening, hence had to use flashes. Gears used:
1. Nikon D3200 18 - 105 mm lens
2. Two Yongnuo YN560 IV flashes operated with remote trigger
3. Two soft boxes of 80 cm sq.
4. One backdrop