This is why I love Golden Hour...

You may have heard of Golden Hour, and you may not have. So… let me tell you bout my best friend! Golden hour is the most gorgeous light of the day and trust me when I say, you want it for your own photo shoot! When is it you ask? It’s the one hour of the day that the sun is lowest in the sky. And actually, there are 2 golden hours every day - immediately after sunrise and immediately before sunset. It’s very flattering and soft, natural, glowy light that is perfect for portraits. Sometimes people think it’s about the actual sunset in the sky, but it’s really not. It’s about the sun’s position in the sky and the light it creates.

The Totten family had their Fall photo shoot during this magic hour and you can tell just how perfect the light is in their photos! Today’s throwback blog post is going back to Fall, my favorite time of the year, during my favorite time of the day, with some of my favorite family photos from 2018! Enjoy!

The Coverdell Family Highlights, Throwback Thursday Edition

This family was so happy to welcome a new baby boy to the fun! I’m sure he’ll be spoiled by those two big sisters, and mom and dad are pretty fond of him as well. We did a quick mini session to capture some moments of them together at the Bickelhaupt Arboretum in Clinton, Iowa. I always recommend this location to anyone who wants a pretty, natural setting for their images. It never disappoints!

Throwback to last Summer with the Wiebenga's

We could all use a little reminder of sunshine and the great outdoors on another cold, February day! Even though it’s been the longest Winter ever, I feel like I JUST did this shoot! It was so much fun hanging out with this cute family.

Easton and Gabriel are right around the ages of my boys so it felt very familiar! I’m so glad I was able to capture their relationships with one another and the adorable way little brother copied everything big brother did. They were seriously so cute! Even though I’m sure these two bicker just like my kids too, I can tell they’ll always be the best of friends!

I’m definitely crossing my fingers that we’ll get to do this again soon! :)