I had the pleasure of taking holiday photos of the Hoefkens family recently. They have a beautiful wooded area in their backyard that was perfect, and the light was my favorite kind- early evening side light. It’s what photographers call “the golden hour”, when the sunlight comes through the atmosphere at an angle and has a warm cast to it. The light made it even easier to take great photos of Lisa and Jens and their kids, William and Emily. Not to mention their enormous fluffy dog, Clancy! He followed me around the whole shoot!