TIME & LIGHT
When is the best time to take photos?
Engagement sessions can take place anywhere from immediately following a proposal to just a few days before the wedding. I’ve found that there isn’t a “good” or “bad” time to take your photos. I normally plan sessions based on a particular “look” a couple has in mind, spring flowers for example, or based on schedules.
Sessions typically last about an hour to and hour and a half and about two hours before sunset. I prefer to shoot when the sun is lower in the sky to avoid harsh shadows and bright sun patches. Plus it’s the most magical time of day! The first two hours after sunrise is also an ideal time to shoot if we can’t make sunset time work.
I schedule sessions during what I believe is the best light of the day so that your photos turn out the absolute best – which means that it’s super important to be on time. If you’re late to an evening session, we could run out of light before I’ve finished shooting and if your session takes place in the morning, the sun gets more harsh as it rises which would make your session’s time cut short. If you are running late, please text me to let me know if you are going to be late.