COUPLES PORTFOLIO HOW LONG DOES A COUPLES SESSION TAKE? Couples sessions take roughly 45 minutes to an hour. I like to keep sessions moving and fun, and get lots of variety in your portfolio for you to choose from. WHAT TIME DO YOU HOLD OUTDOOR SESSIONS? During the last hour of daylight the sun has dropped in height and intensity. It is often low enough to filter through foliage and reduce the harsh contrast and shadows of midday sun. My outdoor sessions are usually held in the last hour of day light or close to it. During Daylight Savings this could be around 6-7pm, during winter we start around 3.30-4.30pm, our start time will vary depending on which month we are in.