So you’ve heard about Golden Hour but don’t really know what it is? It’s a pretty popular time of day for photographers to shoot. I’ll tell you what it is and why I prefer this time of day to others.
Family Sessions – When clients contact me about doing a session, we need to decide on what time to do it. I always recommend photographing early in the day (ie. in the morning) or in the evening before sunset. It is possible to do daytime sessions (and sometimes with younger kids, this is the best option due to nap times, better moods at certain hours, etc) but overall, I prefer to shoot in the hours leading up to sunset. This is known as ‘Golden Hour.’ During this time, the lighting is absolutely perfect.
Weddings – With each wedding that I do, I encourage my couples to step away from their reception for a quiet moment, just the two of them (and me!) to capture a few images in that gorgeous lowering sun. Most of my couples have never considered doing this but are always happy that we did it. The images are magical! And on top of that, it creates a memorable moment, where they can focus on just them, look back on the day and relish in the fact that they are now husband and wife!
The perks of photographing during Golden Hour:
Here’s a few images taken during Golden Hour:
Amy Cheng Photography offers Red Deer and Calgary families the very best in portrait photography! I pride myself on delivering a fun, relaxing experience where you feel valued and beautiful! I specialize in family photography but also offer newborn sessions, maternity sessions, wedding photography, pet sessions, senior grad sessions and event photography.
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Your blog is very nice. These tools are really very helpful…:-)
Golden hour is so beautiful!! These photos truly showcase your talent for capturing light! I love them!!
I love golden hour! You have some great tips here and the pictures always turn out great! I always admire pictures taken during golden hour 🙂
Love this! I think it’s great that you’ve taken the time to explain this for your clients in an effort to provide them with the best option for their photos 🙂
Beautiful website and such an informative blog! I love shooting at sunset and sunrise!