What is the Golden Hour, and Why Should You Care?

What is the Golden Hour, and Why Should You Care?

Even before I knew that this special time of day had a specific name, it was my favorite part of the day. Simply put, the Golden Hour is the 30 minutes before sunset and the 30 minutes right after sunset each day.  This is the time of day when the sun is at an angle to the spot you are at on the Earth. Specifically in New Mexico, it's the time of day when we get all those pretty skies and colors. You know- the pinks and purples and blues that have made our sunsets famous. 

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The Trujillo Family- Roswell, NM

The Trujillo Family- Roswell, NM

I have to say, this is by far the funnest photo session I've done to date! Let me explain... 

I've known Karin for more years than I want to admit to (she saw me in pigtails and lace socks), and she is an all around awesome person. So, when she called and asked if I could shoot their family photos, I said of course! 

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