The ‘Golden Hour’

So you want to learn about golden hour, huh? It’s a pretty popular time of day for photographers to shoot. Let me tell you what it is and why I prefer this time of day to others.

You may or may not have noticed that all of our open availability for sessions is in the evening before sunset. I do have some daytime sessions available, but I prefer to shoot in the hours leading up to sunset. This is called the ‘Golden Hour’. During this time, the lighting is absolutely stunning.

The perks of the ‘Golden Hour’:

  • I will be able to get yummy light flares and beautiful soft light.
  • There are no soft shadows or squinty eyes from the blinding sun at high noon.
  • In the summer, the weather isn’t too hot. So you will be able to relax a little better knowing there isn’t sweat running down your face or making stains on your shirt.
  • During the  ‘Golden Hour’, everything is warm, pretty and gives off a magical feeling.
  • I can also get some sweet silhouette shots as the sun is going down on the horizon.

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