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The magic of Golden Hour never ceases to amaze me – those moments just before the sun starts to go down that truly make everything feel better (and look better too). I’ve switched up my shooting routine lately and have been creating blog content during the early evening time. Partly because it’s just been so hot, but mostly because I love the feeling it creates – it’s been a joy to be able to shoot when less people are around, and has really given me a new appreciation for photography…

We now have less time to shoot, which means we spend less time overthinking, and more time just being in the moment and seeing what comes out of it. I’m making the most of these long summer days, followed by long evenings wandering around Manchester in search for new spots to shoot. It’s a joy in the summer months because everything tends to feel less rushed and forced – winter shooting is not so fun. Cue lots of rain and shivering in-between shots, lets just say I’m not looking forward to it. 

Nothing feels more summery to me than a worn denim jacket worn at Golden Hour. There’s something so laid back and nostalgic about it – denim is just one of those materials that people attach memories to. Beach walks, road trips, drunken adventures…

I particularly love denim thrown over little summer dresses or long skirts – that contrast of tough meets romantic just gives any outfit that interesting edge. I love this dusty pink shade at the moment too – this knitted Mango top is perfect for this time of year, and would look amazing with a pair if high waist vintage jeans. It makes me feel girly, and the cut out back detail makes for the perfect opportunity to show off some sun kissed skin… 

You can already see how different the second half of these images are thanks to the sheen of golden light – I’d recommend shooting early evening if you want to capture that nostalgic summer feeling to look back on during the winter months… 

The light just makes everything look soft and romantic, smooths the skin, and illuminates whatever your wearing – basically natures answer to your favourite Instagram filter…

Photographs by Catherine Booty 

Jacket – Levi

Top – Mango

Skirt – Mango

Shoes – Castaner

Bag – Navani Collection


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  1. Mariana says:

    The pictures are so beautiful. And I love your bag.

    1. alicecatherine says:

      Thank you! xx

  2. Summer Read says:

    Beautiful pictures and love this bag! Golden Hour can be such a hit and miss, sometimes it lasts two minutes sometimes ten – but the results are always amazing! x


    1. alicecatherine says:

      So true ha! You have to catch it whilst you can – feels more magical that way though x

  3. Sora says:

    I always love the results of photos taking during the Golden Hour! ^^. I should try it some time! Yours came out beautifully, and the look makes it extra special!

    Sora |

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