Ann Mangum

What is the best time for a photo session on the beach?-Pensacola Beach Photographer

January 9, 2020

mom and dad kissing baby-pensacola beach family photographer-Ann Mangum photography

I am often asked when is the best time to take beach photos, for us here on the Gulf Coast of Florida the simple answer is any season because our weather is mostly mild. We do have some cool days but even on those cool days the beach is gorgeous and the skies are blue.

The deeper question is what is the best time of the day? If you have ever heard the term Golden Hour? It is the time of day when the sun is low in the sky, It happens twice a day, at sunrise and at sunset. Despite the name, it can last longer depending on where you live and what time of the year it is. This is especially important to photograph at this time at the beach because we have no shade to protect from the harsh sun so when the sun gets low in the sky the angles and length are more flattering to your face. The warm colors make wonderful portraits. So now that you know what Golden Hour is and when that happens , what is the best time to take your beach photos? The answer is : Just before Sunrise and just before Sunset the time will vary depending on the time of year. I hope you enjoy the next Golden Hour no matter where you live!!

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