My portrait sessions last from 1 to 1 ½ hours, depending on the size of your group and how long you want to stay out. For smaller groups with young children, a 1-hour session is often plenty of time.
Typically, I schedule portrait sessions around sunset, when the natural light is more complimentary. It’s also easier for people to look toward the sun as it gets lower on the horizon.
Sometimes, rain or extreme wind will force the shoot to be postponed. Because I live on the Isle of Palms, it’s easy for me to wait on weather developments. If I do have to cancel, I will work with you on rescheduling. When possible, I recommend that you plan your photo session early in your stay, so I have more rescheduling opportunities should something come up.