Growing up in the Midwest, I didn’t have views like this. South Florida, particularly the Boca Raton and Delray Beach area, have some of the most active boating communities. I mean, these people take it seriously! If you wake up early enough, you’ll see parades of sea faring vessels of varying size and shape, charging out to sea. 150 foot yachts, fishing charters, tugboats, if you can name it, you’ll probably see it.

This particular day we were out capturing aerial photo footage for a local real estate client just near the Boca Raton Inlet. Being that these beaches get really crowded past 8-9am, we usually need to be shooting by sunrise and wrapping up our aerial sessions by 7:45-8:30am before the people start to arrive.

If you’ve ever thought about having a photography session near the beach, I highly recommend the golden hours. Sunrise and sunset will have a golden light that’s perfect for architectural photography, beauty portraits, yacht photography and aerial photography to name just a few. If planned out properly, shooting at twilight can also add drama, wild use of colors and atmosphere unlike anything else.

If you want photographs to stand apart from everyone else, the Golden Hour is the way to go!