Hi Fellow Photographers, I am finally entering the realm of shooting family portraits.I must say I am nervous to say the least. I have been more of a landscape photographer, I am not a professional. A few friends have approached me and asked to do a family photo shoot for them. It is something I want to learn so I figure the best way to start is to just go out and start shooting. I have a few questions in mind I am hoping some of the pros on here can help guide me through my first family photo shoot. Keep in mind the shoot will be outdoors. Is it OK to shoot during mid day when the sun is up and high? What kind of lighting equipments are recommended? (Reflectors, Flash, etc.) Since it will be outdoors i will want the least equipments as possible. Any extra tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all in advance for your help. I look forward to all the great tips and information.