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8 Reasons Why Beach Sessions Are Awesome!


Okay, I’m just going to say it – I don’t think I could live anywhere that’s completely landlocked. I can’t imagine not having the ocean nearby!
Some of my best memories revolve around the beach. Collecting shells … splashing in the water … shallow pools of water to explore. Even making sandcastles you know are only temporary evokes a certain whimsical fatalism, doesn’t it? You know the sandcastle will soon be washed away, but, hearing the sea birds, listening to the grasses rustling in the breeze, feeling the sand underneath you – it all makes it okay. Even today, it’s hard to beat the feeling I get sitting along the water.
If you’re sitting, nodding your head, then I think it’s time for us to get together for a beach session. It just might be the best decision you make in 2023!
Read through my list of reasons why you should schedule your next session at the beach!

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Beat the fall rush. We can certainly still photograph your session in the autumn, but by scheduling now, you’ll have the advantage of booking before my calendar starts to rapidly fill. Holiday cards designed and ready to go by October? Oh yeah!

Make a family day out of it. While we’ll certainly make memories during our time together, once our session concludes, why not continue to play in the water? Search for shells. Bring a blanket along and have a brunch or dinner picnic on the beach. Go fishing. Most of all, soak in this time with your loved ones.

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The beach makes for a perfect playground. Who doesn’t love sand, sun, water and waves? No matter how old you are, the beach is the most superb place to play.

Golden Hour. You might have heard that photographers love scheduling sessions right around sunset. The light is terrific. Colors are vibrant. And the photos we’ll create together will be totally Instagram-worthy.

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Wear what you want to wear. White tees and blue jeans be gone! (Or, wait, now that 90s are back, will we see the return of this trend, too? Hmmmmmm.) Dress up or down. Wear a fun floral print or an ethereal, flowy dress. I’m also always available to you to chat about wardrobe options for your session day, as well!

Beach sessions are breathtakingly scenic. And the images we create together will be priceless!

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Sun or no sun, beach photos are exquisite. In fact, some of my favorite beach sessions have been photographed on cool, cloudy days. With the beach as our background, the photos will look wonderful in almost any weather.

The beach makes people happy. It’s science!

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I’d be honored to capture these special memories for you! Let’s schedule a beach session with you and your loved ones.

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