“WE ARE MAKING PHOTOGRAPHS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT OUR LIVES MEAN TO US.” — RALPH HATTERSLEY
Some of the most beautiful photos ever shot with a camera are those taken during the first hour the early morn and the last hour of setting sun.
Photographers call these hours the “Golden Hours,” and when you see what they can do for your most romantic of wedding photos, you too will be convinced of their magic.
No photographic filters are needed, no phosphorescent lighting could make you and your new spouse glow as much as the setting or rising sun. The hues of pink, orange, blue and purple in the sky also compliment just about any wedding party colors you could pick.
The place of your photos could be as mundane as an abandoned industrial building, but when the two of you are standing silhouetted against the setting sun as it pours through a window with no glass, it will still look like the most romantic time and place ever made. As for those venues that are actually meant to be romantic, the Golden Hour makes them look even more romantic, classic and timeless.
The glow and the colors behind you lend a very magical quality to these pictures. As you plan for your pictures to be taken during the Golden Hour(s), do keep in mind that these two hours of the day “float” from one month and one season to the next.
For example, If you live in the northern half of the country, the golden hour in the afternoon in the middle of winter is going to be somewhere around three or four in the afternoon. In summer, it switches to seven or eight in the evening.