Summer is coming. You may not believe it today as you look out at the biting cold snow. But now is the best time to plan a family photography session for your time this summer in Big Sky, Montana. We photograph many families on vacation or at their summer homes in Big Sky. And we know where to go for some ideal Montana photo backdrop. The best time to schedule your family session is in the evening when the light is soft; about two hours before sunset. The high altitude is beautiful but during the afternoons the sun can be harsh and create hard shadows on faces. When the air begins to cool and the sun softens in the evening is great for invigorating your family. Feed the kids, dress ’em up and head out to play and the photos will be great memories.