Photography Tip 101: Golden Hour

ย Many photographers ask me how I get such good skin tones and light. I’ve had to think about this and my best answer is the time of day I shoot for particular locations. This particular location, Star Mill,ย  I knew I could start at 3:00 and be just fine with light but this night we started at 5:00 the sun sets at about 8 or 9 in the summer. So, for me shooting at the golden hour isn’t always golden ๐Ÿ™‚ Click here for another session I did at the same location at 3:00 pm. Scroll all the down you will see a session that I shot at the Golden Hour.

Clothes: Persnickety

Model: Cute little Lennon…don’t you love her name?!

This is just before sunset…referred to as the Golden Hour. As you can see the lighting is different. I like this time of shooting but not all the time. Also, it really only lasts an hour, you have to be quick to get what you want.

These 2 shots below I used a reflector so I could more light on her face.

Barnard Family all the way from the Middle East

I love family sessions in the spring, when we have good weather to do it. We were pretty lucky to have great weather the day we scheduled the session. The days before it rained if and I remember right it rained the day after. Utah spring weather is just crazy.

Heather and Jared it was great to meet you guys and talk about travel, maybe I will get the chance to take that plunge ๐Ÿ™‚


Here is Bryn and all her beauty. I’m so happy to finally have some photos of her. I don’t think I really got an official session with her last year, she’s just too busy for my camera ๐Ÿ™‚

I can’t even believe it but she is all grown up. She is just the sweetest thing a mother could have. The other day I was a little overwhelmed and she just took over and started to clean up and help out…love her.