There is a time of day known as the "golden hour" in photography; actually, there are two times each day when the light is softer, the hue is golden and the shadows are more dramatic and yet not as intense as midday. The first golden hour is the hour right after sunrise, which is usually when I'm up with Hank and the second hour is the hour before sunset... which is when both of my kids are cranky and not in any kind of mood to be photographed.
So I've been getting some great photos of Hank right after sunrise, which kind of makes up for being awake to see the sunrise.
Also? It's ridiculous how happy this kid is at 5am.