Golden Hour Magic: Capturing Love and Laughter on Antelope Island | The Staheli Family

October 19, 2023

The stunning natural beauty of Antelope Island during the golden hour.

I’m thrilled to share the story of a magical golden hour family session that unfolded against the stunning backdrop of Antelope Island, Utah. As a photographer, I’m always on the lookout for those picture-perfect moments that make hearts swell, and this session was nothing short of enchanting.

It meant so much that this family was back another year in a row for me to capture their love during a golden hour family session. This time, the spotlight was on the newest addition to their clan – their adorable baby girl! Their two spirited little boys added a whole lot of energy and laughter to the mix, making them the best big brothers ever.

Antelope Island, with its rolling hills, rugged shoreline, and endless vistas of the Great Salt Lake, served as our canvas for the day. As the sun dipped lower in the sky, casting its golden glow across the landscape, our adventure began.

One of the most wonderful things about revisiting a family you’ve worked with before is watching how they’ve grown and changed since your last meeting. This family, in particular, had blossomed in the most beautiful way. The joy and warmth that radiated from them was infectious.

As we began our session, it quickly became evident that this wasn’t just a typical photo shoot; it was a playful, heartwarming celebration of family. The boys, filled with an abundance of youthful joy, couldn’t resist the allure of the open fields. They ran, they laughed, they explored, their energy and enthusiasm providing the perfect counterpoint to the serene golden hour family session setting.

But it wasn’t all high-energy shenanigans. No, there were plenty of sweet, quiet moments as well. The parents, ever so lovingly, gathered their little ones close and showered their baby girl with kisses and cuddles. The bond they shared was palpable, a reminder of what family is all about – love, togetherness, and precious moments that become cherished memories.

As the golden hour sun dipped lower, we found ourselves on the shoreline, where the tranquil waters of the Great Salt Lake stretched out before us. Here, with the soft, warm light casting a magical spell, we captured moments that will be treasured for generations to come.

As a photographer, it’s these unique dynamics and genuine emotions that I strive to capture. It’s about preserving not just faces but the heart and soul of a family.

Antelope Island, with its unique blend of rugged beauty and tranquility, was the perfect stage for this family’s love story. The ever-changing colors of the golden hour mirrored the phases of family life – vibrant, joyful, and serene.

It’s moments like these that remind me why I fell in love with photography in the first place. It’s about freezing time, preserving love, and creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime. This golden hour family session on Antelope Island will forever hold a special place in my heart, as a testament to the beauty of family and the magic of photography.

So here’s to love, laughter, and golden hour magic.

Parents sharing a tender moment with their newborn daughter.
A close-up of the family's snuggling their baby girl.
A loving family huddled around their baby girl during the golden hour on Antelope Island.
Parents sharing a quiet, loving moment as the sun sets.
Golden hour family session at Antelope Island
A father smiling with his adorable boys.
A father lovingly cradling his daughter.
A family picnic under the golden hour sun.
Family portraits during golden hour at the Great Salt Lake
Family photos during golden hour at Antelope Island
Siblings sharing a joyful embrace.
Sibling bonds strengthened through a tender moment.
Two playful brothers playing with their dad.
The setting sun casting a warm glow on the Great Salt Lake shoreline.
A mother's loving gaze upon her children.
The family's adorable baby girl basking in the warm, golden light.
Parents and children creating cherished memories together.
Family portrait session at Antelope Island.

If you are looking for a golden hour family session in Utah, I would love to talk to you! Fill out my contact form and let me know more about what you want to plan!



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