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The Golden Hour | The Importance Of Location, Clothing and Timing

Every now and then I’ll get a request from a potential client asking me if I’ll shoot their family at a certain location or telling me they’ve picked out the most beautiful purple dress to wear for family photos… my answer is always a gentle “no”. I have a method to my madness and I wanted to share a little bit about that today. When someone inquires about a session with me, I can only conclude that they’ve enjoyed the photographs I’ve taken, so, I want to make sure they’re going to get what they expect!

I took my boys out to show how changing the location, clothing or time of day can make a huge difference. For the first couple of photos, you can see the ones on the left where not taken at my normal spot. We headed out to a beautiful location in our neighborhood.  I dressed them in some cute clothing and we went out earlier in the day.

Now, in an obvious contrast, the ones on the right were taken in my field, they are wearing clothing from my studio wardrobe and we started shooting at sunset.

 

Two brothers hug. Boys are hugging each other.

 

It’s quite surprising how a few changes can make such a huge difference, right?! In the photos on the left, we have a beautiful location, cute clothing and some sweet boys (not that I’m biased), but it just isn’t the look of Lentille Photography, even though I took the photos!

This is why I insist we shoot at my field, studio or at the beach, why I shoot at the golden hour (sunrise or sunset) and why I have a few “rules” for clothing. Clothing should always be neutral tones, different textures, and complimentary to each other (no matching!). I offer a studio wardrobe, full of options for the entire family, so that you don’t have to deal with the stress of what to choose for your session. You’ll look great, you’ll feel great and your wallet will be thankful you saved the money!

If you’d like more information about a session with me, please get in touch! I’d love to meet with you over a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine) and chat!

For anyone photography inclined, here are the specifics of my camera gear and settings:

Mark IV
135L
85L
ISO 640, 2.8, 6800K

 

Two brothers stand on a ladder. Two boys hug each other for photos. A boy jumps off of a ladder during the golden hour. A boy gives his brother a piggy back ride during a photo session during the golden hour. A big brother hugs his little brother. Two boys stand in a field of flowers. A boy in glasses picks some flowers from a field. Two brothers laugh together. A boy hugs his brother's head.

 

Lentille Photography is a Photographer in Houston who specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, and family photography in the Houston area, including Sugar Land, Katy, The Heights, The Woodlands, Spring, West University Place, River Oaks, Rice Village, Pearland, Bellaire, and Friendswood.

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