Sunset Photos on your Wedding Day

August 31, 2023

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It is absolutely worth scheduling some time for sunset photos on your wedding day. There is just something so magical about golden hour, and they always end up being some of the favourite images!

Light is generally best right before sunset (even if there isn’t the dramatic movie worthy sunset we were hoping for.) The light is so much softer, more flattering, and absolutely dreamy.

Here’s 3 reasons why you should consider making time for sunset portraits on your wedding:

1. More Photos

By taking 10-15 minutes out of your reception for sunset photos, you are given so many more gorgeous couple portraits! These are usually the swoon-worthy stunning images that make the wall

2. Variety

They are so dreamy and give you a very different light and ‘look’ compared to your other couple portraits from earlier in the day

3. Gives you a break

Let’s face it, wedding days can be a little crazy (in the best way!) Taking 15 minutes for some sunset photos allows you to focus on your new spouse, take a few moments for yourselves, and to take in the fact you’re now married! Now that most of the events of the day are finished, you can truly relax and focus on each other, allowing for much more emotion and fun in your photos

These photos are from the gorgeous wedding of Hannah & James at Furtho Manor Farm – just look at that glow!

Tell me in the comments, will you be scheduling time for sunset photos on your wedding day? Or if you’re already married, did you have extra evening couple photos?

I love to help all of my couples with wedding planning, including their all important timeline to make sure the day runs as smoothly as possible. Want to find out more about my wedding photography? Click here or email me at:

Chloe Bolam is a couple, engagement and wedding photographer based in Shropshire but capturing love stories across the UK.

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