Make good use of the weather
If you can, avoid photographing your subjects in direct sunlight. Instead, ask them to move to the shade of an apple tree—of which there will be plenty! Don’t hesitate to use your flash. If you don’t have a choice in the matter, for example if everyone is sitting down for a picnic, set your camera to the sun icon, and set the ISO to 200 or less. Is it cloudy or rainy? Make sure your camera is covered, then take a few black and white photos of clouds or play with the reflections in the puddles.