Back in March I offered a Family Portrait session for a silent auction benefiting a private school. Susan B was the highest bidder for the session that would include her husband, Patrick and their three children. Over the weeks as we discussed details Susan indicated that she would really like the shoot to take place at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Having never been to the Center, I decided to take a scouting trip out to Tempe and check the place out, scout for good locations and pick the best time to go.
THE GOLDEN HOUR
Photographers call the time about an hour before the sun sets as the “golden hour”. This usually provides the best lighting for dramatic, creative images. Because the clients wanted this type of light, we scheduled the session as close as possible to this time.
As I share the images from this shoot with the readers, I would like to begin with a prime example of the magic of the golden hour that took place during this session.
At the Center, there is this beautiful pool in front of the patio that runs over the ledge and creates a waterfall. This was one of the earliest images I took that day.
I know the boys are cute, but notice the color of the surface and the waterfall. We went off to other locations around the Center about an hour later came back to the waterfall to finish out the session. The sun is almost on the horizon. Notice how the golden hour works its magic and earns its name in the following image.
BIG BLUE EYES
Family Session by Poole Photography LLC, Tim Poole photographer.