Planning for Twilight Wedding Portraits

Blue is my favorite color

Jason proposed to me with a blue sapphire wedding ring.

I used to want blue hair (okay, maybe I still do).

I seek it out in photographs.

My favorite time of day is “Blue Hour”, a time during twilight when the sun has dipped below the horizon.

During the timeline planning phases, I always ask my couples if they would like to sneak out when the light is beautiful for sunset or twilight. I have to time it right, because often time, the best light is during speeches, dances, or some other formal reception event.

If Twilight portraits are a priority for you, please let me know so that we can plan accordingly!

Some couples are a bit photo-fatigued because all of the wedding guests were very excited to take a photo with the couple during cocktail hour.I completely understand. However, sneaking out during the reception can be a nice quiet break. At most, we’re gone for 5-8 minutes!

According to Wikipedia, “the sunlight’s blue wavelengths dominate due to the Chappuis absorption caused by ozone.[2] Since the term is colloquial, it lacks an official definition similar to dawndusk, and the three stages of twilight. Rather, it refers to a state of natural lighting that usually occurs around the nautical stage of the twilight period (at dawn or dusk).[3]”

Blue and yellow are a favorite color combination of mine because they are complimentary color pairs in the color wheel. Just some Modern Color Theory nerding out for ya!

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