You don’t have to take photos during golden hour. In fact, couples photos during blue hour and after dark are often some of my absolute favourite.
Shock, gasp, wild I know. Even I, someone who will largely push most couples to shoot during golden hour, need that reminder sometimes.
I think that much of the time, for most people, golden hour is the way to go. For those soft lit, frolicking in a field sort of photos; to replicate the feel of a lot of the ones you see on Pinterest or people’s Save the Date cards.
But… if you have a specific vibe or theme in mind for your photos? Playing with light (whether it’s super direct mid-day light or using ambient lighting after dark) creates SUCH a mood. I will forever be screaming from the rooftops how good of an idea it is to come up with a moodboard, and to figure out the vibe you are looking to create.
It helps create magic ✨✨✨