The golden hour, which begins an hour and a half before sunset, is my favorite time to shoot. Golden hour provides even, diffused illumination that brings out the best in colors. Having said that, if we schedule a session and the weather turns out to be entirely cloudy and dreary with no chance of sun, it’ll still be an excellent time to shoot. We won't be struggling against the bright sun and dark shadows. I do not recommend shooting in the middle of the day.
I am aware that there are times of the year when the sun sets later making this less than ideal when smaller children will be joining us for the session. If you really want the vibe of photographs taken around sunset, I try to encourage a later nap on that day.
Whatever time you end up choosing, we will choose a stunning location that will bring your vision to life and has beautiful light.