Thank you cameraclicker. I know that I need open shade, but there is none at this beach. I can’t use a reflector, diffuser, etc. because I’m shooting by myself. And the biggest problem is that one of the family members is a baby and if I wait for the “golden hour” it would be too late in the day…past the baby’s bedtime.
I think the only solution is to shoot with their backs to the sun.
I have shot at the beach before, but never for a family portrait like this. This makes me nervous!
Thanks again for the advise.