4 Reasons You Should Do a Sunset Session { Wedding Planning Advice }

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

I love doing sunset sessions!  But, what exactly is a sunset session anyway?  A sunset session must be a session at…uh…sunset, right?  Well, yes and no.  What I call a sunset is really just a quick bride/groom session later in the evening when the light is beautiful.  There may or may not actually be a sunset. I love to sneak the bride and groom out of the reception for maybe 15 minutes to grab some awesome pictures of just the two of you.  There are some good reason for this.  Keep reading…

A time to reconnect

Many couples regret the amount of time they actually spend with their new spouse on their wedding day.  During the reception you will be pulled in so many different directions.  A sunset session gives you a chance to get away for a bit,  just the two of you. It’s totally worth it.

Romantic Moment at Maplehurst FarmYou will be more relaxed

The wedding ceremony is over.  You no longer have to worry about messing up your vows or tripping as you walk down the aisle.  Now you can just relax and focus on each other and more often than not the resulting pictures reflect that relaxation.

Bride and Groom at SunsetHomestead Golf course at susnetWe get to shoot in beautiful light

The way wedding timelines often work out we are scheduling all the formal pictures at a less than idea time of day for light. That’s ok, I am more than comfortable shooting in any lighting condition but why not take advantage of the light when it’s most beautiful.

It’s a great backup plan

Let’s face it, wedding days almost always run a little late.  It’s ok.  It’s just part of the deal.  If we are a little rushed earlier in the day it’s ok because we know we are going to have extra time in the evening.  It’s a great stress reliever.

How does it work?

It’s very simple and you don’t have to do a thing.  I will watch the light as the reception goes on and coordinate with your DJ to find the best time as to not interrupt the flow of your reception while making sure we have beautiful light.  Once we figure that out I will tap you on the shoulder and give you a 10 min heads up.  Then we are off!

What about my guests?

We will not only pick a time where there is a bit of a lull in the reception but we will be quick.  It doesn’t take long to get amazing images.  15 minutes or so and you are back in the reception with your people.  The last thing we want to do is be gone so long that your guests start to leave while we are taking pictures.

What if it we don’t get good light or it rains?

Well, then we do some night portraits of course!  More info on that to come soon!