I’ve been in the midst of scheduling shoots, and with each client I’ve recommended shooting around sunset. Or, in photographer speak, during “The Golden Hour.” It’s that hour or so before sunset where the light is just golden and buttery. You know, if light were buttery. And now that Dallas is finally cooling down, (hey I’ll take the mid-80’s over 100+), shooting in gorgeous light with gorgeous people is on!
I once shot an engagement session in San Francisco during the middle of the day because that was the only time that worked for the client. Why is that less than optimal? Well, because the sun is high and bright, and it causes squinting and less than lovely shadows. And usually, shade is harder to come by. While we can make it work, I want my clients to feel fresh and fabulous and free from worry about squinting.
To give you an idea of why I LOOOOVE shooting during the Golden Hour, here are two frames from a shoot I did yesterday. Meet Corbin of Soulbox Productions.
See the gorgeous light around her hair?! This type of light isn’t available at 12 noon.
P.S. Corbin and her husband David own Soulbox Productions, and specialize in Super 8mm wedding films. If you’re looking for that vintage touch for your wedding day, you should definitely check out their work.
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