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HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR GOLDEN HOUR PHOTOSHOOT
Golden hour photography is a popular choice for engagement shoots because the natural light during this time of day creates a warm and romantic ambiance. To prepare for a golden hour photoshoot, a couple should consider the following tips:
1. Timing is key: The golden hour typically occurs during the last hour of daylight before sunset, so it's important to plan the photoshoot around this time. Check the sunset time for the day of the shoot and plan to start the photoshoot at least an hour before sunset.
2. Wardrobe: It's important to choose clothing that complements the warm tones of the golden hour light. Neutral colors such as whites, creams, and beiges work well, as well as warm colors like yellows, oranges, and reds. Avoid bright neon or fluorescent colors as they can clash with the natural light.
3. Location: The location should be chosen based on the type of golden hour light you want to capture. If you want to capture warm and romantic light, choose a location with a clear view of the sunset, such as a beach, park or a field.
4. Hair and makeup: It's a good idea to have hair and makeup done professionally before the shoot. This will give you confidence and the best results in the final photos.
5. Bring props: If you want to add some personal touches to the photos, bring props that are meaningful to the couple, such as flowers, a blanket, or a special item.
6. Be comfortable: It's important to be comfortable during the shoot. Wear shoes that you can walk in comfortably, and bring a jacket or sweater if the weather is cool.
7. Communication: It's important to communicate with your photographer before the shoot. Share your ideas and vision for the shoot, and ask for their recommendations.
By following these tips, a couple can prepare for a successful golden hour photoshoot and capture beautiful, romantic, and timeless photos.