As an Atlanta, Georgia Wedding Photographer, I am sometimes asked, “do we really need to make time to leave our reception for sunset photos if we do photos earlier in the day?” Today, I’m explaining why the answer is always yes.
First, the colors at sunset are more creamy when compared to mid afternoon. This creates gorgeous results for your skin, as well as your setting or environment.
Another bonus for sunset images is not having to worry with harsh shadows or any shadows, really. During the brighter times of day, we often seek the shade of pretty trees or buildings for portraits. Even in the shade, there is often a shadow somewhere in the image. But at sunset, a shadow is hard to find.
At this point in the wedding day, our couples are much more relaxed and comfortable being in front of the camera. This, coupled with the magic of a beautiful sunset, always results in great images.
Lastly, at sunset, the light is soft. This type of light is perfection when it comes to bride and groom images. It naturally gives a romantic feel that you can’t get in direct sunlight or under the shade of a tree.
In conclusion, sunset photos are a quick 10-15 minutes that can be strategically planned to ensure it’s a smooth transition out of and back into the reception. While it does take the couple out of the reception, it’s not for long, yet it’s forever worth it.
Venue: Waterfall Club
Planning: Detailed I Do’s
Videography: Wilhite Productions
Rentals: Berbank Events Rentals & Designs
Cake: Sugar Cloud
Hair + Makeup: Veronica Sitterding