Since photography is the capturing of light, or the absence of it, the look of your session, is directly related to the time of day, and the color of light being produced.
As the earth revolves around the sun, we have different sunrise and sunset session times every day! I use an app called Photopills on my phone to plan session times in advance.
While this is considered a less flattering time of day to be photographed, I think it can be super fun, bright, and contrasty.
Senior at midday.
You will see more highlights, shadows, and the colors will be brighter. Brighter shades will give a more energetic feel and attract attention.
Engagement session during midday.
Usually I’ll be looking for shade and a background that is not washed out by the sun.
Midday is an especially nice time of day to have your session during the winter months in Florida!
The golden, beautiful, and soft light also happens twice a day, and it’s called the Golden Hour. You guessed it, everything is bathed in golden light, and it is a super flattering light to be photographed in.
Everyone looks good in gold! Your images will reflect feelings of love, courage, passion, magic, and even wisdom.
We also like these golden hour pictures because we associate wealth, grandeur, and prosperity, as well as sparkle, glitz, and glamour with the warmth.
As you already know I’m sure, golden hour time of day is the most photographed session time of the day!
This lovely time of day happens just before sunrise, and just after sunset. If you’ll notice, everything is a really cool, blue tone. The sky is usually gorgeous, and makes for a beautiful time to take pictures.
Blue hour maternity session.
Blue hour photography session images will appear serene, and since the color blue calls to mind calmness, peaceful, the viewer of your images will feel the same.
Teen session at blue hour.
Seeing the color blue causes the body to create chemicals that are calming.
Senior session at blue hour.
I feel like the blue hour session time of day is often overlooked, and many times it’s the most amazing time of day.
Queue the drama and rich color. We get all kinds of beautiful when we use flash at night.
After dark images have the wow factor. When we have a breathtaking sky that I just can’t get enough of… we keep going!
After sunset portrait session.
So, how do you want your session to look and feel?
What session time of day are you drawn to?