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Here's How to Take Gorgeous Golden Hour Photos, As Seen on Sam Cruz

Timing is everything.
Here's How to Take Gorgeous Golden Hour Photos, As Seen on Sam Cruz
IMAGE INSTAGRAM/SAMCRUZM
Timing is everything.

If you haven't been taking your pics during golden hour, you're missing out on a lot! "Golden hour" happens between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., before sunset. This window period is considered to be the best time to take photographs. The sunlight during this time creates a warm glow in the photos.

Another big plus? When you take a selfie or outfit pic during the golden hour, your skin looks glowing. (Fun fact: Thirst trap pics and beach photos are best taken in the afternoon.)

Sam Cruz's photos are perfect examples: Her cute selfies are almost effortless, and her outfit pics look more dimensional. If you need more ideas on how to take advantage of the golden hour, check out her pics below:

How To Take Cute Golden Hour Selfies, As Seen On Sam Cruz

  1. Choose a spot where light and shadow mix, and then close your eyes for a dreamy shot.

    Sam Cruz's golden hour selfie
    Instagram/samcruzm
  2. Before taking a golden hour selfie, apply a warm-toned blush on your cheeks for a healthy glow.

    Sam Cruz's golden hour selfie, drunk blush
    Instagram/samcruzm
  3. An easy summer outfit? Wear a yellow ensemble to instantly look cute!

    Sam Cruz's golden hour selfie, yellow bikini
    Instagram/samcruzm
  4. Don't forget to put on some highlighter to make your complexion appear extra glowy.

    Sam Cruz's golden hour selfie: Posing in a flower garden
    Instagram/samcruzm
  5. Take advantage of the sunlight, wherever you are.

    Sam Cruz's golden hour selfie: Bathroom
    Instagram/samcruzm
  6. Pose with your furbaby!

    Sam Cruz's golden hour selfie: posing with dog
    Instagram/samcruzm
  7. Put on an outfit with a pop of color when posing against a blank white wall.

    Sam Cruz's golden hour selfie: Outfit
    Instagram/samcruzm

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