Golden Hour Sunset Photography Denver: In photography, the “golden hour” or magic hour is the hour right after sunrise or an hour-ish right before sunset. In Colorado, the sun can be bright and blinding resulting in squinty subjects and can cast crazy shadows. The Colorado sunshine can be extremely difficult to work with and a photographer must know how to adapt to even the most difficult lighting situations. The Frances Photography Team are pros in all different lighting situations and have mastered working with even the harshest Colorado sunshine. However, like many other Colorado photographers, if given the choice, Frances Photography would choose to shoot at the golden hour as opposed to any other time of the day. Similarly, our clients seek to have their photos taken at the golden hour because of the magical, natural, sunlit, photos that can be captured, leading right into sunset. For this reason, Frances Photography schedules most of our engagement sessions during the golden hour. During Colorado summers, this is typically between 7:00pm-8:00pm, just before sunset. Here are a few of our FP couples whose engagement sessions were shot at the golden hour and we absolutely are in love with how they turned out:
Stacey & Gideon:
Stacey & Gideon are one of the funniest, cute, and quirky couples that we’ve had the honor to work with. FP Owner, Frances Marron photographed Stacey & Gideon’s engagement session during the golden hour at Standley Lake in Westminster, CO. Standley Lake is such a great location to take photographs at because of the many scenes the location offers. Frances was able to capture the beautiful Rocky Mountains, the lake, the sandy shore, walking paths, and you guessed it… the golden sunshine! Frances loves backlighting during her photo shoots and she used the sunlight during the golden hour to backlight Stacey and Gideon, perfectly! Frances was even able to capture the moon before the sun set during this golden hour engagement session! If you love Stacey and Gideon’s engagement photos as much as we do, we have no doubt that you’ll love their photos from their January 2016 wedding at the Grand Hyatt in Denver. Check them out here.
Shannon & Ashok:
Shannon & Ashok’s golden hour engagement session was photographed at Washington Park in Denver, CO, by our Rockstar Associate, Julie Timmer. Washington Park is not only where Shannon & Ashok’s engagement session was held, but actually where they had their first date! It is a memorable place for them as that’s where their love story began. Shannon & Ashok’s dog, Montana, made a return appearance to Washington Park for the engagement session as Shannon brought Montana with her to meet Ashok on their first date. During their entire engagement session, Shannon had such a genuine smile on her face that you can literally feel her true happiness through their engagement photos. Shannon & Ashok will be getting married next month on October 8th at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch and we couldn’t be more excited for their big day. Check out some of our favorite photos from their golden hour engagement session, below:
Laura & Randy:
Julie Timmer photographed Laura & Randy’s golden hour engagement session at City Park in Denver, CO. This location is special to the couple because they JUST got married at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on September 18, 2016, which City Park is right outside their wedding ceremony and reception locations. Julie creatively captured the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in the background of some of Laura & Randy’s golden hour engagement photos with the Denver Skyline, also making an appearance! As Laura & Randy’s engagement session was during the golden hour, the lighting was flawless! The pops of gold, yellow, and orange from the setting sun made their photos even more beautiful! To top it off, Julie captured some gorgeous silhouette photographs! Check out the Laura & Randy’s beautiful golden hour engagement photos for yourself, below:
Barb & Dieter:
Barb and Dieter hold such a special place in our hearts. We love LOVE at Frances Photography and we are so incredibly happy for our couples who find true love – no matter with who, or at what stage of life. Frances captured Barb & Dieter’s love during their golden hour engagement session at Standley Lake. Another reason why Frances loves Standley Lake is how she is able to use her creativity to fit the couple she is working with so that her engagement sessions look unique, even if held at the same location. Here are a few of our favorite images from Barb and Dieter’s golden hour engagement session.
Barb and Dieter were married at the Briarwood Inn in Golden, CO almost a year ago, in September 2015. We had such a wonderful time capturing their wedding day. You can see more of this darling couple, here! We love golden hour photography and the magic it creates in photographs. So, if you’re ready to schedule your engagement session, family portraits, etc., request to do it during the golden hour, and you’ll be golden!