Updated: May 14, 2019
So you want to learn about golden hour, huh? It's a pretty popular time of day for photographers to shoot.
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 prefer to shoot in the hours leading up to sunset. This is called the 'Golden Hour'. During this time, the lighting is absolutely perfect.
You 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're able to relax a little better knowing there isn't sweat running down you face or making stains on your shirt
During Golden Hour, everything is warm and pretty and gives off a magical feeling
So next time you schedule a shoot, really consider making it around this wonderful Golden Hour. I promise it'll be worth it!