GOLDEN SUNSHINE FOR EVERYONE!!
LET'S TALK ABOUT MAGIC HOUR...
HIP HIP HOORAY, DAYLIGHT SAVING'S IS OVER!!
WHAT????? I love daylight savings. I love summer. I love long days and late afternoon swims and beach picnics (and ahem.. my birthday's in January!). BUT I also love stunning sunset's in my family sessions. Daylight savings makes sunset's later.. which means little ones need to stay up later for their photo shoots.. which means capturing your beautiful faces in that golden light is just that little bit harder when you need to keep your little ones happy (when they are probably usually due to go to bed/ eat dinner/ bringing end-of-day-domestic chaos your way). ENTER AUTUMN/ WINTER FAMILY SESSIONS! No more worrying about keeping the little ones awake for your sunset session.. because sunset gets earlier and earlier! Bye bye Summer (sigh), but hello to your early bird family sessions.
If I could choose the perfect time to have a family session, it would be this magic hour.. every. single. time. It's that time just before the sun goes down - you will see me get REALLY excited when the light hits that moment.. the time is limited (but I always time your session so that we are super relaxed and into the swing of things by the time the sun is performing for us). I also easily do daytime or at-home sessions for your family - but tell me this.. sun flairs, golden light on your skin, illuminating your little one's hair like an angel.. milky, hazy air ( here in Wollongong/ the Illawarra, sometimes on the beaches the salt in the air can light up thanks to the glorious sun), the shadows are gentle - the lighting is even across your face.. and you all look RADIANT. Tell me.. what is wrong with that?! Yup.. nothing at all! I get all giddy just thinking about it!!!!!
BUT IT'S C.C.C.COLD!
The tradeoff can be that it is a little bit cooler on the beach - the solution; we have fun, rugging you up as part of the styling process prior to your shoot (check out my blog on what to wear). Little girls in boots and beanies - family snuggles in one blanket - little red noses peeping out over giant scarves - the natural urge to snuggle and curl into each other as the wind comes off the ocean.. these are all incredible elements that our autumn and winter family sessions come with naturally.
SEE FOR YOURSELF...
So, the next time you are at the beach or out and about - have a look at what the sun is doing just before it goes down.. assuming there is no cloud cover you may just see what I am going on about.
WHAT DOES A SUNSET SESSION GALLERY ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE?
SO, DO YOU LOVE IT?
Because I do what I do (and I nerd out big time on lighting), I know just where to place you to take advantage of this stunning time of day - if you are after radiant images of your family to pop up on your wall, drop me a line and let's get planning your snuggly, golden family photo session!