Why I prefer to schedule sessions around sunset

golden hour

So you want to learn about golden hour, huh? It’s a pretty popular time of day for outdoor photographers to shoot. We’ll tell you what it is and why we 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, especially when it is cloudy, 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 perfect.

The perks:

  • You get yummy light flares and beautiful soft light.
    There are no hard shadows or squinty eyes from the blinding sun at high noon.
  • In the summer, the weather is hot, however its just a little cooler in the late afternoon. So you’re able to relax a little better knowing there isn’t a ton of sweat running down your face or making stains on your clothes.
  • During Golden Hour, everything is warm and pretty and gives off a magical feeling.
  • We can also get some sweet silhouette shots as the sun is going down on the horizon.