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Capturing Golden Hour at Big Horn Lookout in Kananaskis, Alberta

Psst! A location is only as good as it's lighting.


As a Calgary-based photographer, I've had the pleasure of working with countless families, and creating memories through their own unique stories. But let's talk about what really makes those moments shine – lighting. When it comes to photography, there's one rule that stands out: Golden Hour.

So, what's the fuss about Golden Hour? It's that sweet spot just after sunrise or before sunset when the world is bathed in warm, soft light. It's nature's way of giving us the perfect setting for stunning photos. I especially love working in blue-hour, which is about 15-30 minutes after the sun goes down.

Now, I get it – scheduling a session during Golden Hour can be a bit tricky, especially if you've got little ones with their own routines. But trust me, it's worth it. There's something magical about the light during Golden Hour that editing software just can't replicate.

And let's address the squinty eyes situation. It's a real struggle when the sun's shining bright. But here's the good news – scheduling your session during Golden Hour helps minimize squints, ensuring you and your loved ones look your best.

Now, you might be wondering about those breathtaking views at Big Horn Lookout in Kananaskis. Here's the deal: harsh midday light can sometimes wash out the beauty of the landscape. Not to mention I have to strategically shoot in harsh light, which can mean I won't be able to frame the landscape in your session the way you had hoped. But during Golden Hour? It's a whole different story. The mountains and rivers come alive, creating the perfect backdrop for your photos, and the soft light allows me to play in any direction, capturing the whole setting.

So, why settle for anything less than perfect when it comes to capturing your family's memories? Choose a photographer who understands the importance of Golden Hour, understands the location of you choosing, and the differing light throughout the day... Together, you can create photos that you've been dreaming of.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to capture your family's story in the most beautiful light possible. Get in touch today to schedule your Golden Hour session at Big Horn Lookout in Kananaskis, Alberta, and let's create some magic together!


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