The ‘Golden Hour’

Why I prefer to schedule sessions as close as I can to sunrise/sunset?

So you want to learn about golden hour, huh? It’s a pretty popular time of day for photographers
to shoot. Even though it's popularly known as the the time right before sunset it also the time right before sunrise.

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

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There are no soft shadows or squinty eyes from the blinding sun at high noon.

You get yummy light flares and beautiful soft light.

In the summer, the weather isn’t too hot, so you’re able to relax a little better knowing
there isn’t sweat running down your face or making stains on your shirt.

During Golden Hour, everything is warm and pretty and gives off a magical, seductive and romantic feeling.

We can also get some sweet silhouette shots as the sun is going down on the horizon.


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