Well, I just thought of a catchy headline to get you reading this post 🙂 All in all, it will be definitely worth your while especially if you are planning your wedding or know anyone who is. In the short time that God has blessed us to shoot weddings, we have realised a trick or two that will make planning your wedding easier, once in a while Gathoni & I will be sharing them with you guys. 1st up, we meet very many brides who have no idea why wedding photographers are now insisting on scheduling the photo-session at sunset as compared to early afternoon.
During our wedding, Gathoni & I opted to do our photo-session after the reception. After our ceremony we opted to go for pizza at a nearby mall. Some of the reasons why we opted for this change in our timeline is what we will share in this post. So, if you are still in the process of drawing up your wedding timeline, here are a few facts as to why you should schedule your photo/portrait session at Sunset (1700-1830 Hrs) as compared to early afternoon (1230-1430 Hrs)
1. It provides a perfect backdrop for your photos, especially with the sun behind you giving that golden feel on the photos.
2. There is enough time to shoot as most likely this will be after your reception & it will not be as hurried.
3. This is the perfect time for taking photos since the sun light is soft & not harsh. We call it the ‘golden hour’.
4. You have freedom to do more daring poses as you do not have to stress about getting your gown dirty.
5. You most probably are not getting married again in this lifetime, so if you can opt for amazing images then go for it, sunset will make a world of a difference.
6. Sunset, has a romantic ring to it. Even if there is no sunset, the evening sky is always dramatic & adds a flare to your images.
7. Normally f you are in a white gown, the mid day sun tends to blow out the dress details & they will not be visible. The sun at dusk tends to bring out the gown details better.
8. The mid day glaring sun will have y’all squinting, shining foreheads, dark eye shadows & yes the all time down side, running make up!
Here are some examples of a few images that we took at the golden hour i.e. at dusk
We shall end this post with a beautiful portrait of my Gathoni taken at sunset at Kate & Simon’s wedding. Hope this post made a difference, so if you are planning your wedding, insist on a shoot at sunset, you never know, it may just save your wedding 🙂
God Bless & keep you in His grace,