Blackberry picking, + golden hour.



A couple of years ago, I had no idea what golden hour (the magical hour or so of early evening sunlight, when the light is soft and warm and beautifully hazy) was, or why it was so special. I’d seen it mentioned in the odd magazine article but never knew what it meant, or why it was that photographers always spoke about having to get up early or ‘catch the light’ in the evenings when shooting photos. Now though, it’s one of the things I miss most during the winter months.

I feel like there won’t be too many ‘golden hours’ left, before the days get short and the light turns cold again. So this Sunday, when spending the day looking after my friend’s little girl Ruby and in-between rounds of playdough, colouring, and sticker-ing, we got out and enjoyed the sunshine whilst it lasts. Ruby gathered bunches of ‘flowers’, I drank tea with the lovely family who own the ponies that Ruby has befriended, and everyone picked huge bowlfuls of blackberries. All in all, quite the most idyllic way to spend a Sunday.

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p.s. Also, meet my bridesmaid! Ruby will be one of two little bridesmaids at our wedding next year, along with my best friend and sister :) She’s the sweetest, and I just adore her. Photos from a similar day out from well over a year ago here, if you’d like to see!

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  • chelsea

    Beautiful photography!! I’m new to learning about photography and also had no idea what the golden hour was, but once you catch it, it’s so good!!

  • Miho

    These photos are dreamy! The girl is adorable too. I am still a complete learner with the camera, but the more I have got into improving my photography, the more I noticed things like the light outside and the colours of my surroundings. It’s a beautiful thing. Ruby will make the cutest bridesmaid! x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

  • Saskia

    What a cutie! Lovely photos. I’m sad the golden hours are going to be gone soon.

    Saskia /

  • Giada

    Love all the pictures here! Ruby looks so adorable! Sounds like the perfect kind of Sunday.

  • Maria Campos

    Love the photos! I also have some photos about the golden hour at the beach and at the meadow, visit:


  • Jessica Edmunds

    Isn’t she just gorgeous?! I have wanted to go blackberry picking for ages, it looks yummy! xx

  • Ursula

    What adorable pictures! She’s so cute and I also love that magical hours, the pictures are just well magical haha

  • Elizabeth

    Yes! Love taking photos in the golden hour. They are so pretty.

  • Cat

    This looks like such a gorgeous day! Exactly the sort of one worth spending outside.


  • Jill

    Love the pic of the butterfly! Desktop background material for sure :)

  • kezia

    I love blackberry picking and there is something about that time of day that makes all photos look AMAZING! We did our engagement shots at this time in a big field and it was just perfect!

  • Laura

    Absolutely stunning photos!!! Love the little butterfly <3

  • Anca

    She is so cute, lovely pictures as always! She will be a perfect bridesmaid.

    Anca @ ancaslifestyle | UK

  • Allie

    Beautiful photos! I adore berry picking of all sorts. :)

    Have a lovely day!

  • Sorcha

    Beautiful pictures! This sounds like the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon. Bonus blackberries are always good too!

  • Lydia

    What a cutie! Lovely pictures, as always :)

  • Christine @lilacpaperdoll

    Lovely photos, Rosie. That is a sad thought that the lovely light will soon be gone, but I suppose the winter does have its upsides! Ruby will make a gorgeous bridesmaid!

  • Laura M George (@ltwenteaSblog)

    This looks idyllic!! I love blackberry picking xx

  • Marta

    Beautiful post! I love your photos and creativity!

  • Candy

    What a photogenic little darling! This post has made me miss frolicking in the fields with my little brother and sister. They are very photogenic children too! Plus, I think it’s high time we all made a blackberry and apple crumble, don’t you?

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

  • Makayla

    I remember when I went blackberry picking! Beautiful photos!

  • Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

    These are such gorgeous photos! Blackberry picking is such a great way to spend a day :)


    The little girl in the field is so cute and innocent. The effect of the golden hour is also very impressive.

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