Photographing families at the beach is such a treat for me. We are so fortunate to live within a few hours of the beautiful New Jersey beaches and I always look forward to the opportunity to photograph families there a few times each summer. There is always a balance of structure and play during my sessions but the beach allows for an added element of spontaneity with children that I love. The distractions of the waves and the sand and searching for beach treasures really allow me to disappear and let kids connect with their environment rather than my camera. I love adding these images to client galleries, along with more formal portraits and candid interactions.
I absolutely loved the color palette this family chose. It was perfectly complementary without matching too closely. I think their wardrobe choices added a subtle amount of color to the formal beach portrait in the most perfect way, without distracting from their faces and expressions. The light was gorgeous, the kids were full of energy and I even got to eat at Manco & Manco for dinner so this evening was perfect. Thanks to the H & K families for an extra trip down to OCNJ this summer!