At The Falkenburgs, capturing the magic of golden hour couple portraits is one of our absolute favourite moments of any wedding day, turning fleeting moments into timeless treasures. In this guide, we’ll unveil the secrets behind creating stunning golden hour images that radiate with warmth and romance.
Understanding golden hour
Golden hour is a brief but enchanting period shortly before sunset, where the sun casts a soft, warm glow on everything it touches. To master golden hour couple portraits, it’s essential to understand the unique lighting conditions and the transformative power it brings to your images.
Choosing the right location for your golden hour couple portraits
Selecting the perfect location is key to achieving captivating golden hour couple portraits. At The Falkenburgs, we work closely with our couples to choose settings within your wedding venue’s vicinity that complement the golden hues—whether it’s a serene beach, a rustic meadow, or an urban landscape kissed by the evening sun.
Timing is everything
To make the most of golden hour, precise timing is crucial. Collaborating with us means meticulous planning, ensuring we capture the golden glow at its peak. We always like to get an idea of your timeline in advance of your wedding (it’s normally something we’ll talk about in our pre-wedding meeting, about eight weeks before your day); coordinating with your schedule and the natural rhythms of the day, we can create a seamless flow for your photoshoot.
Candid moments in golden hour magic
Our approach to posing during golden hour is centred around capturing genuine, candid moments. We encourage couples to interact organically, creating images that reflect the authenticity of their connection while basking in the golden embrace. Collaborating with us means tapping into a wealth of experience and an eye for golden hour artistry. Tom guides couples with gentle direction, allowing their natural chemistry to shine while expertly capturing the warmth and intimacy of the moment.
Mastering light and shadows for golden hour couple portraits
Golden hour requires a delicate balance between light and shadows. Our technical expertise ensures that each image is meticulously composed, with the interplay of shadows and highlights contributing to the overall visual poetry of your golden hour couple portraits.
You can see more of golden hour portraits at Amelia and David’s Devon wedding and Emma and Conrad’s beautiful day in Somerset. We’d love to talk with you about your plans for your wedding day – start the conversation by getting in touch here.