Outdoor weddings in the summer are stunning, scheduling your day around light is critical for these weddings! Try to avoid the mid-day sun during the time of your ceremony the best you can. The harsh light directly overhead during the afternoon hours will cause you to squint and guests to swelter in the heat. Instead, choose a ceremony just before sunset. This will create beautiful, much softer lighting, less heat for your guests, and more evenly lit photos with less harsh shadows. Make sure you have good light available outside at portrait time. One thing to keep in mind is what time the sun will be setting and if you plan to do photos before or after your ceremony. If you have an evening ceremony I suggest opting for a “first look” and doing couple, bridal party, and family photos before the ceremony to allow sufficient daylight photo opportunities. With that in mind, an exceptionally amazing time for photos is just before sunset, if you're able to sneak away with your groom for additional photos at this time you will love the outcome.