My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE time of day to photograph is during what’s known as “Magic Hour”. This is the last hour of daylight before sunset. The quality of light at this time is soft and beautiful – which is PERFECT for portraits. But this is also a transition time. The sun is setting, the moon is rising, the winds are dying, the seagulls are settling in for the night. And if you’re lucky, on the very edge of this transition, something MAGIC will happen! The sky might burst into color, the clouds might roll into an imposing presence, the moon might rise over the ocean, and the lighthouse in the background might flash into life. 🙂 Here’s a Magic Hour image from Russ & Maggie’s family session. I had a wonderful time getting to know them and their two beautiful daughters. We got a ton of great shots, but this remains one of my favorites!