The golden hour for wedding photography
Are you planning your wedding in Sydney over the coming months? You are! Perfect. Have you given thought to your post ceremony photography session? Did you know, if you time it right, you could have the most magical images in your wedding album?
As a wedding photographer, it is my job to know when this ‘magic hour’ will occur, to enable me to provide you with the most amazing images to keep for the rest of your life. The Golden Hour (also known as the magic hour) is the time shortly before sunset during which the light from the sun is redder and softer compared to when the sun is higher in the sky. Shadows are lighter, and highlights are less likely to be overexposed.
With that said, planning for the golden hour does not take much work. When deciding on the run sheet for the big day, check what time the sunset is due to occur, and pencil in that time for photos. You may even find that you already have.
As summer comes closer, the sun will set later. Though this does not mean you need to completely change the schedule of your ceremony and reception to suit. Should your reception be in full swing at the time that sunset is due to occur, simply taking a few moments with your partner, or even as a whole with your guests, you can still capture this amazing time of day.
To help you plan we have included a link to help you plan for this time of the day – Sunset Calendar