My uncle is a professional photographer in NY so whenit was time for me to have my senior portraits done I headed down to Long Island with my best friend to to have them taken. I look back at those photos and in comparison to how they are done now it’s almost comical just how different our approach was back then. Not to mention just how gorgeous and put together girls are today. Looking back at my huge permed hair with horrible bangs and a corderoy collared shirt buttoned up to the very top?? Cringe. How did girls become so in tune with beauty and fashion? There is no way they could ever look back at their high school photos and facepalm like I do. How many of you 90’s kids rocked that Champion sweatshirt with a turtleneck underneath? Or the pegged pants and scrunched down socks? Shudder. All kidding aside, these images are simple and beautiful. A breath of fresh air. If you are on the South Shore/Plymouth County area and are still looking for a senior portrait photographer please reach out anytime. My senior portrait sessions are offered as mini sessions. Book with a friend and I’ll give you a special deal! Email or call anytime for details!
What I’ve come to learn and love about the beach is that everytime I go the landscape in and of itself is ever changing. No two beach sessions look alike because of tide — how the higher water line bring up rocks or seaweed– the sunsets, clouds, light and in this case FOG! When I drove off the exit it was sunny with beautiful fluffy white clouds. As soon as I got about a half mile from the beach you could see the wall of fog. This was not like the fog I had experienced the previous week which was much darker and very wet and not camera friendly. This was like an bright etheral blanket of fog that eminated a pink hue that was sort of unworldly. I said then that it was etheral and felt it was apropos considering that my client is a spirit medium! Even the loads of seaweed which I don’t care for imparted this stormy “swept ashore” look for her and her twins. The shots at the end have such a timeless and mystical feel to them.
Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder. Not because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.” – R.P. Evans
They are something that we see so often but often take our breath away like it’s the first time we are experiencing them. I’ve reveled in so many with my children that they too have become so enraptured when seeing a gorgeous showcase in the sky. Excitedly yelling from our piano room that faces west, “Mom, you’ve GOT to see the colors of the sunset!” And we quickly jump into my car to head to the lake to take photos that will never, ever do the sky justice. And just like that, it’s gone.
I will definitely hold tight to these last days of summer. I will enjoy every single session spent on the beach with my clients, hoping that the clouds will give way to the most beautiful backdrop one could imagine. I spent an evening last September with this couple and their beautiful baby girl, Charlotte. I would never have guessed that the perfect cloud covering giving us a swath of lovely white light would then completely change into deep, firey tones by the end of the night.
If you are looking to book family portraits outdoors before the weather gets too cold, I have availability at the end of September as well as some October dates as well. As I have mentioned I typically shoot on the beach til mid-October or as weather permits! Call or email for details!
I am blogging this out of order because after delivering these images to my client the other day I really wanted to share them while these feelings of JOY were still so raw. We were in touch last summer and fall and through many failed attempts to coordinate the time she would be in the state along with my lack of availability we decided that we would try again this year to book their family session. That persistence paid off. The night was absolutely beautiful and everyone was on board for just relaxing and having a great time during our shoot. I love it when people are trusting, up for anything and can let it all go. The energy and love in these images is almost tangible.
I am booking beach sessions into mid October. Yes, October! The beaches are empty and the sky and sunsets are spectacular. If you’re in Boston or the south shore area and are looking to book family portraits before summer ends or early fall you can reach out anytime for details!
I always start my sessions taking each child separately…
Then group them all together for the shots that mom and dad really want!