Post # 1
So, we’re currently trying to schedule a day for our engagement photo shoot…
…I’m not so specific about how I’d like them done, but I do notice that I tend to gravitate towards engagement photos based on the way the lighting looks.
Our photographer suggested an early morning shoot, whereas my best friend, whose engagement photos I love, took hers later in the day. Does the sun look the same at certain points in the morning AND evening?
So, please show me a pic and the time of day!!!
Post # 3
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
This was taken around 5:30 PM in May. It was also a little overcast. Have fun!
Post # 6
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
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 # 8
We’re doing ours in 2 weeks (time to freak out and go OMG WHAT DO I WEAR?!!?!) at sunset. Our photog said that the 6pm-7pm hour is golden.
However, he recently did an e-pic shoot at sunrise that I think turned out pretty cool! Here’s the link: http://rojofotodesign.com/photography/julie-and-chris-chicago-sunrise-engagement-shoot/
Post # 9
@Missus_LLC: Which park is that? It looks pretty!?
Post # 10
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
Why not have a little of both?! 🙂 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. 🙁 (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! 🙂
Post # 12
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
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
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
We did late afternoon. 🙂 Beautiful light!
Post # 15
I think ours were early-mid afternoon but it was an overcast day: