Perfect golden hour wedding photography in England & Wales

Golden Hour

Warm, soft and magical – Dreamy wedding photos, here we come!


What is golden hour?
Golden hour, in photography, refers to the period shortly after sunrise and before sunset when the sunlight is soft, warm, and diffused. During this time, the sun is lower in the sky, which results in a gentle, flattering and golden quality of light.

Why is it a great time for photos? – what’s the big deal?
Golden hour is ideal for photography because the light is less harsh and direct compared to midday sun. This soft, warm illumination enhances colours, reduces harsh shadows, and creates a magical, ethereal atmosphere in photos. It’s particularly flattering for portraits, landscapes, and outdoor scenes, as it imparts a romantic and dreamy quality to the images. Bear in mind, that golden hour is weather dependent!

When is it?
Golden hour typically occurs during the first hour after sunrise and the last hour before sunset. The exact timing varies depending on your location and the time of year. It may be shorter or longer depending on your geographical location and the season.

How can we ensure we have golden hour photos of us at our wedding?
If it’s important for you have golden hour photos at your wedding, it’s crucial to plan your timeline carefully! Consider the time of sunset on your wedding day and work with your photographer to schedule key moments, such as outdoor portraits or the ceremony, during the golden hour window. Keep in mind that this window can be relatively short, so plan accordingly. Additionally, choosing an outdoor wedding venue with a scenic setting can maximize your opportunities for capturing stunning golden hour shots.