Thanks all for the help

If I can take the flash to the side. Where to place the flash generally? Do you normally place it at the front of the face where the subject is looking at?

One technique I read is that the sun behind the subject maybe at an angle and move the camera flash to the side (in front). So just work with what you can. Cool. Some say that the sun should be behind the photographer maybe at an angle. If the sun is strong, how do you address that?

No reflectors to balance the shadow side.