I am primarily a natural light photographer, and one of my favorite times to shoot is during the golden hour. This is the magical time an hour after sunrise or an hour before sunset when the sun is low in the sky and you get this amazing warm, glowing, directional light that transforms the world. I’m going to be showcasing some of my favorite sessions that have taken place during the golden hour, most at sunset but a few adventurous souls joined me on the beach for a sunrise shoot! Stay tuned for more.

First – the pumpkin patch! This was literally just my family running around yelling and picking apples and climbing on tractors, but the light is glorious. We went on a Monday afternoon when it wasn’t super crowded, and I spent ~10 minutes taking pictures then put the camera away – but I got so many great shots!

Plus, how amazing is this orchard? We went to Scotts’ Connecticut Valley Orchard in Deep River. It was like a postcard for New England autumn, with perfect weather and picturesque farm equipment everywhere for kids to climb on, and a huge sunflower field – what more could you ask for?

Here’s some of my favorite pics from that afternoon:

Little Man picking out his pumpkin


Golden Hour Goodness


How cute would this have been for a Christmas card? Alas, Little Man cannot sit still!


Ah, here we go. He needed an apple to munch on!


Just a regular day at the pumpkin patch – but the sunset behind them makes it magical.


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