The sun’s appearance after our long and dark winters (remember Seattle’s Snowmaggedon just a month ago?) brings so much life to all of Seattle. It gives me so much creative inspiration for the year to come. Don’t get me wrong, the beautiful white light of an overcast day that is so typical of our beloved Pacific Northwest yields my most favorite light to shoot in. However, after months of winter, the warm glow of the sun always provides a refreshing way to capture light through my lens and most especially during the “golden hour”. Golden hour is that soft, warm glow that casts itself over our beautiful landscape; on a sunny day it occurs within the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset. The latter is where you will find me shooting in this type of light; no surprise really as most of my clients are families with children who are more likely to stay up on a summer evening, rather than get up at the crack of dawn. And so on this first day of spring, and in honor of our uncanny summer-like weather, I want to share with you a few of my favorite golden hour images!
Thank you to those families who have already booked this year’s session with me, I am so ready to capture you and yours! And to those who are still choosing your date and are contemplating golden hour sessions, here’s my tips: I typically suggest a late evening summer (start time around 7 pm) for families with children ages 5 and up, and late fall for families with children 5 and under (start time at 3 or 4 pm), but please do not be shy to email or ask what would be right for you and your family. If these times just don’t fit your family today, it’s not a big deal; golden hour is pretty, but always pales in comparison to the beauty of your family’s unique story!