Featured photo credit: Renee Wright Photography

A kind of golden hour one remembers for a life time… Everything was touched with magic. – Margaret Bourke-White

The golden hour is all about light. The temperature of the light during this time is, as the name suggests, in the yellow range when it comes to the light spectrum and this is why it makes your photos so magical.  These are the golden images that grabbed our eye for this month’s Special Edition celebrating golden hour!! We love the submissions for this month, each beautifully diffused with yellow golden light! Every month we send out an “open call” to all of the the photographers and momtogs and hobbiests in our community and ask them to share some of their photos of our monthly theme.  We got a great variety of golden images from all over the world; it was difficult to choose our very favorites!! Comment below on which pet is your fave!

Life + Lens Blog Special Edition: Golden Light

Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second. – Mattie Stepanek

Shortie Studios |Buffalo, NY | IG:@shortiestudios| FB


Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star. – Lucy Maud Montgomery


Renee Wright Photography  | Santa Rosa, CA| IG: @reneewrightphotography | FB

There’s nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day. -Rachel Boston

Melanie Lara Photography |Fort Worth, Texas | IG: @melanielaraphotoFB


If I could lick the sunset, I’ll bet it would taste like Neapolitan ice cream. -Jarod Kintz

Tale of Two Hearts |Palm Coast, FL | IG:@storytelleroftwohearts | FB

Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting. -Richard Paul Evans

Maureen Ann Photography | Ocean City, NJ | IG: @maureenannphotography | FB

The sunset caught me, turned the brush to copper, set the clouds to one great roof of flame above the earth. -Elizabeth Coatsworth

Jenni Fritz Photography | Montco, PA | IG:@jennifritzphotography| FB

Softly the evening came. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sunflowers Photography | Pontotoc, MS | IG: @sunflowersphotographyms | FB


Don’t forget: beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies. -Paulo Coelho

Chandler Rae Photography | Norman, OK | @chandlerraephotography | FB

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by. -James M. Barrie

 Emma Johnson Photography | Wagga Wagga, Australia | IG: @emmajohnsonphotography  | FB

The sky, at sunset, looked like a carnivorous flower. ― Roberto Bolaño

Dana Pembroke Photography | Laguna, CA | @DanaPembrokePhoto | FB

It’s almost impossible to watch the sun set and not dream – Bern Williams

Inspirations Photography | Temecula, CA. | @inspirationsbykristy | FB

A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn. – Claude Debussy

Hope + Salt Photography | Burlington, Ontario Canada | @hopeandsalt | FB

The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again. -Ram Charan

AK Wyse Photo and Design | Buckley, MI |  IG: @a.k.wysephotoanddesign | FB


There’s never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same. – Carlos Santana

Cher Photography AZ | Surprise, AZ | @cher_photography_az | FB

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