Golden Hour on the farm with two dogs

The tail end of golden hour

The tail end of golden hour with dogs and another stunning sunset in the Wootton Valley

This week’s theme in our pet photographer’s 52-week project is Golden Hour. Yesterday we had yet another beautiful autumn afternoon here on our farm in Wootton. I grabbed my camera, some treats and a couple of our dogs. The ever-happy-to-help-model-for-mumma Luna and I-just-want-to-play-ball Henry and headed up the driveway at the tail end of sunset for this week’s topic. By the time we set up, it was the tail end of golden hour.

My sessions on the most part take place during golden hour which is the hour leading up until sunset. Golden hour also includes the hour after sunrise. I rarely get up early enough to enjoy this beautiful time of the day unless I have an adventurous client who doesn’t mind the morning dew on their dog wet and themselves. As for me, I’m soaking from head to toe after an early morning golden hour session rolling around in the grass!

Golden hour is the time when the sun is low in the sky and the light is at it’s best for beautifully lit portraits. If you want action photos of your dog, well that’s when we’d choose a time outside of golden hour. Earlier in the afternoon is great, as we need more light to catch that action.

I hope you enjoy these photos.

Thank you for reading!  Please head on over to check out Angela and Bella of Noses & Toes Pet Photography hunting for a golden hour glow in Spokane, WA, for Angela’s take on this topic. Then continue clicking the link at the bottom of each post until you end up right back here.

I’ll soon be opening again for bookings. Our farm is perfect for social distancing and I have all the measures in place to ensure all our safety. Get in touch to find out more about booking your dog in for their very own photo session.
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  1. Tracy Allard on 15 May, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    I love Luna’s expressions throughout – and Henry with the Rugby ball, that image says so much about his personality!

  2. Angela Schneider on 16 May, 2020 at 12:31 am

    Luna is so cooperative. What a good stay. And you lucky gal, getting sunsets this week. My favorite is Henry with his ball, though. You tell his story so perfectly.

  3. Darlene Woodward on 17 May, 2020 at 6:11 am

    Beautiful pictures and light, Jo! Great posers! Love that last image with Henry and the ball next to him – great ears!

  4. Colleen on 20 May, 2020 at 12:01 am

    Such beautiful photos. Your dogs and their expressive little faces make me smile everytime.

  5. Elaine on 22 May, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Sunsets that are pink and purple are the very best! The photos of Luna and Henry are great! I absolutely love the one of Luna laying down in the grass in front of the fence.

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