Is Golden Hour the Best Option?
Most people tend to gravitate towards having a session during sunset, also known as golden hour. Don’t get me wrong, I love shooting during golden hour at sunset however, sunrise is also a great option! I know it can be very early, but it is so much fun going to a popular spot and having it all to yourself. I know deciding between sunrise vs sunset can be difficult, but shooting during sunrise just gives you an overall better experience and so many more opportunities for great photos since there aren't a ton of people in the way!
Sunrise vs Sunset: the Crowds
In this particular session, we did a sunrise photoshoot in Oahu, Hawaii. Beaches are very crowded towards the end of the day because everyone wants to watch the beautiful sunset. The crowd during a sunrise vs sunset is completely different. There were a couple people here at this beach for sunrise, but the crowd was definitely not as bad as it would've been during sunset. Julie and Kevin were so flexible and made this shoot so memorable and fun! The experience would have been completely different had there been tons of people to work around.
Peace and Quiet
I tend to love sunrise sessions because it is always so peaceful and quiet. The photos turn out to be just as beautiful as a sunset session if not even more beautiful. You can give off the illusion of the perfect golden hour photos, when in reality, you're shooting at sunrise during all the peace and quiet! Both sunrise vs sunset sessions are so much fun and the photos always turn out amazing, but you also want to ensure a peaceful and memorable experience for the couple, so sunrise will always be my go-to!
Kansas and Destination Photographer | Lauren Novak Photography
Come see the rest of this gorgeous Hawaii session below and find out which is better for you: sunrise vs sunset!
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