CHASING GOLDEN HOUR © CetteDame 2018
CHASING GOLDEN HOUR © CetteDame 2018

3:00 am

The first alarm goes off, preparing my mind for the early call time. Today is going to play out a little differently, we're trying to capture a glimpse of this ethereal moment that disappears within minutes -golden hour at sunrise. I still have 2 hours until I have to actually wake up so I snuggle my blanket a little tighter and drift back off to sleep.

5:00 am 

The last alarm rings, now I'm definitely awake. Sunrise starts at 6:45ish and there's a very small window to actually find this light, so I need to get a move on or we'll miss it. Today's look is going to be minimal, a little concealer, blush, eyebrow pencil, mascara and gloss so I'm not stressing about my makeup of the day. After about 15 minutes,  I'm off to get dressed. By 6:20 am, we're out the door.

G E T   T H E   L O O K

CHASING GOLDEN HOUR © CetteDame 2018
CHASING GOLDEN HOUR © CetteDame 2018
CHASING GOLDEN HOUR © CetteDame 2018
CHASING GOLDEN HOUR © CetteDame 2018
CHASING GOLDEN HOUR © CetteDame 2018

And there it was peaking through from behind the trees, and here I was basking in the" fullness of it's glory". I laid down, and looked up a to a clear dark blue empty space. Slowing down my breaths and just looking into this space. I realized that I need to do this more, go outside in the early morning hours, and let the stillness and serenity wash over me.

Laying there gave me nostalgia of when we drove to New Mexico on this deserted road, and I took a moment to look up and for miles all I could see were billions of stars and galaxies, and shooting stars almost like something you see in books and movies. I have come to truly appreciate these moments when I feel so small, it puts things in perspective for me; "If I feel this small, then imagine how small the things that are troubling me or holding me back from being my best self are"

CHASING GOLDEN HOUR © CetteDame 2018
CHASING GOLDEN HOUR © CetteDame 2018
CHASING GOLDEN HOUR © CetteDame 2018
CHASING GOLDEN HOUR © CetteDame 2018
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4 Comments

    • Diana
      Author
      07 . 11 . 2018 /

      Thank you Lorna! x

  1. Lisa Autumn
    07 . 10 . 2018 /

    This is such gorgeous photography girl! Well done!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • Diana
      Author
      07 . 11 . 2018 /

      Thank you Lisa, that means a lot! x

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