(Closed) Show me your engagement photos and tell me the time of day!!!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2006 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We did ours starting an hour before sunset I think, maybe an hour and a half.  This was one of the last ones:

Post # 4
149 posts
Blushing bee

This was taken around 5:30 PM in May.  It was also a little overcast.  Have fun! 

Post # 5
2137 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

12pm at a park

My Fav one

Post # 6
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think morning could work if you start super early!  Here is what our photog said when we suggested a morning shoot:

Morning time is tricky, good light only lasts until about 10:30am.  The most beautiful light begins after 3:30pm, so it would really be great to start around then and perhaps get a bit of the magical early sunset lighting.

We ended up starting at 3:30pm and shooting until 8pm.  Sunset was at 7:30pm.

Post # 7
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We’re doing ours in the morning, around 10, this coming Sunday.. our photographer said the morning light is great.. and so far the weather forcast shows a giant sunshine for that day.. *fingers crossed* I know I’ll be posting them once they come in, I’ll try to come back to this thread to show you.

Post # 10
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The light in the morning golden hours has a tendency to be more soft and diffused while the evening hours have a tendency to produced a bit more vibrant colors.

Post # 11
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Why not have a little of both?! ๐Ÿ™‚ We timed ours so that we could have some in the middle of the day, and end when the sun was beginning to set a little. These were done in October.

Here’s a couple earlier pictures

and some a little later..



If I had to choose, I think I like the ones taken later in the day a little better maybe. I love the shadows.

I loved our photogs, but I didn’t really like how our pictures turned out for personal reasons. Therefore, sadly, we probably won’t be using any of them. ๐Ÿ™ (I know I am not a skinny girl, but I think I look extremely chubby in all of them. And they have motivated me even more to lose weight before the wedding.) I kind of wish we would’ve done our photo shoot in hoodies to hide my rolls, LOL. So just make sure you wear something you feel comfortable in, and most importantly, have fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

We do our sessions two hours before sunset. We avoid high solar noon like the plague.  Mornings from dawn up to a couple of hours would be nice light, IF we were morning people.

Post # 13
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Here’s what my photographer said: The light is always at it’s best around 2 hours before sunset, but it’s at it’s absolute worst the 2 hours surrounding noon.

Post # 14
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

We did late afternoon. ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautiful light!

Post # 15
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think ours were early-mid afternoon but it was an overcast day:


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