Shari Photography- Back light.
Golden hour is 1 hour before sunrise or or sunset. The light is perfect. Anytime you can photograph during this time- do it! The light is exceptional and well worth the effort because your images will look incredible.
There is a lovely golden hue to the images. This is especially true if you can back light with the sun. Also, there is a softness to the light that creates a spectacular effect on the skin tones Shadows also can play a role in the composition in a way that adds a third dimension.