Golden Hour Wedding Photographer
A Golden Hour Photographer will spend most of the lead up to the wedding wondering if the weather will be ideal for some evening portraits. In the UK, golden hour portraits can be hit and miss, so it’s essential to be realistic when it comes to the season your wedding will be in. However, that’s not to say you won’t have golden hour portraits in the winter as I’ve been incredibly lucky for two years in a row to have great light around weddings at Christmas!
How to work out when Golden Hour is?
It’s important to be prepared for Golden Hour just in case the light is perfect on your wedding day. Golden Hour starts around an hour before sunset so make sure the start of speeches isn’t arranged for this time. To work out the timings for the golden hour on your wedding day I suggest you look at this calculator.
The golden hour light is so beautiful, but it is also the ideal opportunity to get super relaxed wedding portraits. The important wedding day formalities have ended, and you are able to enjoy the evening with your family and friends! Have a look at Sophie and Dave’s Holkham Hall Wedding Day – they had so much fun on their golden hour shoot exploring the estate in Norfolk, we were lucky to go out just before dessert was served to the guests!
Kara and Scott got married on New Years Eve at Le Petit Chateau, Northumberland. The light was so beautiful on their wedding day; even though we didn’t have any expectations with the weather. We spent a quick five extra minutes capturing portraits with the beautiful light. You can see more from their wedding here.
I have plenty of photographs from Golden Hour over on my Golden Hour Pinterest board too for more inspiration.