A perfectly beautiful evening for this cute couple’s engagement session, shot during what we photographers call ‘the golden hour’. The hour or 2 before the sun sets, and even the minutes after the sun has set is the most magical time of day for portraits! The light is soft, warm, and glowing. If you’ve ever wondered why I insist on shooting during the last couple hours of daylight, this couple’s session is a perfect visual example of why.
Sometimes when discussing photo session times with families with very young children, who are often long asleep before the golden hour, the parents are a concerned with keeping their kids up past their normal bedtimes. I know the thought of keeping your babies up 1 to 2 hours past their bedtime for a family photo session sounds like a recipe for disaster, and even though it may throw their schedule off the next day, and maybe even they day after that, it’s worth it to take advantage of the best light of the day…golden hour!
Your family portraits are forever. When your babies have grown, and you barely remember what life was like when they were so little, I guarantee you won’t regret the times you kept them up past their bedtime for beautiful family portraits. I’ve photographed many families who have trusted me that it would be worth it to keep their children up past their bedtime and they normally do quite well. Kids are usually intrigued by the little adventures we go on and stay engaged as they play, interact and have fun with their family!
Hello and thank you for visiting my blog! I’m Melissa, the photographer behind the camera at Melissa Maahs Photography, a Durham Region, Ontario, full service family photographer offering custom family portrait sessions. I’m sure you’ve already come to the conclusion that I’m passionate about photography! Besides begin passionate about photography, I’m also passionate and dedicated to the experience I provide to my clients and the process of making pictures into tangible pieces of art for you and your family to enjoy daily. Your art pieces will truly be treasured family heirlooms.
I thoroughly enjoy meeting, getting to know my clients and listening to their family stories. I love collaborating with clients on the endeavour of transforming their family stories into tangible art pieces of moments shared with their loved ones that will be frozen in time – forever in a photograph.
Lastly, I believe in photographs. Printed, tangible photographs that can be held in your hands, enjoyed on a wall, or flipped through in an album. My mission is to help every client create their photographic family heirlooms that can be enjoyed by you and your family for many generations to come!
If you love photographs as much as I do feel free to contact me and we can chat about how I can help you to create timeless photographic art to display and enjoy in your home.
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