I can’t believe I haven’t shared these photos on my blog yet, but they were from an absolutely gorgeous session with some sweet neighbors who have since moved across the country. I was so glad I was able to photograph them on the beach in spite of some strict military rules due to the pandemic. Not only that, the weather was beautiful and the sun/sky/light really delivered. This doesn’t always happen at the beach. It’s one of the things I love, and something I also complain about: each sunset is different at the beach. Also, the weather and sky where I live (Moncks Corner) is usually VERY different than what is at the beach.
Here are few things I love about beach photography:
- The wind. If you can make peace with the fact that your hair is not going to be perfect, the wind brings so much movement and life to hair, dresses, blankets, etc.
- Wading in the waves. If you are thinking about beach photos – please don’t be afraid to get wet. I’m fine with keeping that towards the end of a session, but just like wind – the water, foam, and reflections add so much to photos. It’s really beautiful.
- The kids can run. With ample space for running and playing, it allows for them to relax a bit. It can be some work rounding them up for the group photos, but they are usually in good spirits.
- The way the sky changes so fast. I like to avoid the sun when it is SUPER high in the sky, but as it lowers, and even after it dips over the horizon, the colors in the sky change and can be so beautiful.
If you are going to be here on vacation or live next to the beach, you should definitely add beach photos to your bucket list.