Golden Hour Portrait Sessions

gold·en hour

noun.  In photography, the golden hour(sometimes known as magic hour, it’s the period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer than when the Sun is higher in the sky.

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Golden hours is when the sun is low in the sky and typically gives a golden glow. This time of day produces flattering light for portraits. And when it comes to getting your picture taken, the word “flattering” is like music to your ears! This year, I have designed end of the summer and fall portraits at this ideal time of the day, Golden Hour! Do you hear angels singing? No? Oh that’s just that beautiful halo light in your hair being created by golden hour light. 

Basically it’s like butter on the eyes…and the ideal time to book a photography session!!!  You don’t believe me….check out the gloriousness that is the golden hour in the photos that follow!  Want to Book a session..don’t hesitate…they go fast! 

Here’s how your Golden Hour Session goes…

Your session is scheduled to start about 1 hours before sundown. This allows us time to warm up and get the session flowing before the magical light happens. At the beginning of the session, I light to take a few easy, everyone-look-at-me-and-smile, type photos to test the light and get the traditional photos out of the way. These posed, traditional photos are a must. Trust me, you have a mom, aunt and grandma that will not understand why you aren’t looking at the camera in the other photos. We are aiming to please here. Plus, these photos do serve their purpose in your family archives. 

Next we start to work on the photos you are here for! The sweet, real, moments that capture the relationships you have with each other. I’m here to show you it’s ok if your little one cries at the session. You are bending down to console her and I’m here for it! It’s a precious moment in time that I get to capture of you being an awesome mom, coming to her rescue. You’ll love looking back on this someday. Promise. Embrace it and let me capture the realness of the moment. 

I am constantly directing you and moving you a long as the session plays out. I’m working to create a collection of photos that tell a story, captures facial expressions, shows connections between your family members and make you say “AWWWWWWW” when you see them for the first time. It’s my goal to create photos that you can’t wait to share now and that you’ll treasure for years to come. Remember how small she was, when her hand fit in yours, when singing a silly song could make her smile…someday you’ll back on these photos as simpler time in life. I want you to be able to hold this time in your hand, give it a squeeze and relive it. 

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  • 1 hour End of the Summer Golden Hour Family Portrait Sessions.

  • 3 Hi-Resolution Digital Images are included with the option to purchase more $75/each

  • Viewing Session is held same day or up to 7 days after your session, purchased images will be emailed to you immediately

  • Your choice of one location Lasdon Park, Rockwood Park, Senasqua Park

  • Due to the nature of session spots are limited to 2 (Sunrise & Sunset) session each day for the month of September and October, Sundays ONLY.

  • Price: $150-200

  • A preparation guide will be emailed to you within 24 hours of upon booking.

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Cancellation Policy

If you decide to cancel your appointment, you will forfeit your session fee (non-refundable retainer). If Anika need to cancel your appointment (ex: weather related issues), she will give you the option to receive a full refund or reschedule.