Golden Hour Wedding Photos That Will Convince You to Take Sunset Photos

March 18th, 2018

Considering carving out time on your wedding day timeline for golden hour photos? It’s a MUST, and I’ll tell you why. Golden hour is the first hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset. The sky is filled with pink and orange hues. The warm glowy light is incredibly flattering on the skin and in-camera. Plus, you can’t go wrong on the time of year because every season has beautiful evening skies.

I also highly recommend doing a sunset session on your wedding day because this 10-15 minute window gives newlyweds a moment to soak it in and be. These always become favorites of the bride and groom. Still not convinced? Look at how much fun these couples are having on their wedding day!

The Yolanda Ranch Wedding

Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.

This beautiful wedding day was at Yolanda Ranch in Woodland, California!

Photographer: Ashley Carlascio Photography

Video: Worldlove Weddings

Planning & Coordination: Love the day of 

Hair: @nikoleenns, Nikoleenns@sbcglobal.net 

Flowers: @allileduc, allileduc@gmail.com

DJ: DJ Barnett Entertainment

Caricature Artist: Mike Tofanelli

Makeup: @a.a.artistry, anna_doerr@hotmail.com 

Bayliss Lavender Ranch Wedding

Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.

This dreamy, rustic wedding day was at Lavender Ranch in Biggs, California!

Winchester Country Club Wedding

Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.

This August wedding day took place at Winchester Country Club in Meadow Vista, California!

White Ranch Events Wedding

Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.

Still swooning over this Lavender Ranch Wedding at White Ranch Events in Chico, California!

Nella Terra Cellars Wedding

Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.

Obsessed with this wedding at Nella Terra Cellars in Sunol, California!

Photography: Ashley Carlascio Photography

Video: Beyond the Ridge Films

Coordinator: Simply Lovely Events

Florals: Rosebud Floral Designs

Makeup: Amy Silveira

DJ: Adrian Koolen

Dress designer: Lis Simon

Dress Boutique: Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Jewelry: Cronin Jewelers

Hairpiece: BHLDN Weddings

Catering: Jill Black

Berkeley Botanical Gardens Wedding

Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.

The Berkeley Botanical Gardens in Oakland, California made for the most beautiful backdrop for this wedding day!

Almendra Winery & Distillery Wedding

Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.

This jewel-toned wedding was picture-perfect at Almendra Winery & Distillery in Durham, California!

See more from their wedding day here!

Nella Terra Cellars April Wedding

Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.

As always, Nella Terra Cellars in Sunol, California, blew me away with its gorgeous glowy light at this April wedding!

Bidwell Park Wedding at the Chico Nature Center

Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.
Golden hour wedding photography inspiration by Bay Area photographer, Ashley Carlascio Photography.

I shoot at Upper Bidwell Park in Chico, California often and there is something just so unique and beautiful about it each and every time!

If you loved this, chances are you’re engaged and planning a wedding of your own! I think you’ll LOVE my engagement session guide jam packed with EIGHT helpful tips all about preparing for your engagement photos! The best part? It’s FREE!

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