Sunrise sessions are always a little harder on everyone, but SO worth it in the end on so many levels. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some golden hour, but there is something to be said for having Santa Monica Pier all to yourself on a Saturday morning. It’s pretty magical. I know the struggle is real getting yourself AND everyone else ready for a photo shoot, but if you pick a generally crowded location — do yourself a favor and wake up early. It’s one day of your life and I promise you won’t regret it.