This family! I absolutely love it when I get to photograph a family time and time again, and especially when some of those portrait sessions happen at the beach.
Here’s an image from Ryan’s newborn session with big brother Michael:
Below is a favorite from Ryan’s baby milestone session:
And here’s one from Ethan’s baby milestone session!
Here in Greenwich, the coastline stays pretty clear during the golden hour, so it’s a wonderful opportunity to photograph a family beach session with some privacy.
Sunset is one of my favorite times to shoot, for so many reasons. There is a peace in the air of the coast as the day winds down. The cool sand, the tousled hair – it all works beautifully for a family session at the beach. You also have the added bonus of hardly anyone being on the beach in the evening. You’re almost completely alone to laugh and play as a family.
The Wood family wanted to document their growing family in a special way. Our only prop was a textured white blanket, and of course we ended the session with some splashing! I loved the simple styling for the family and, of course, the opportunity to photograph Mom and Dad – just the two of them. Family beach sessions are the best!
When people ask me what to wear for a sunset family beach session, I always recommend that they wear whatever they’re most confident in. A laid back polo and chinos is a timeless and classic look that won’t go out of style. Add a dash of bare feet and as many candid smiles as the family will let free, and we’re golden! For this session, I made sure to give all the boys plenty of time to roam the craggy coastline and play in the dune grasses, too. I love incorporating candid images into my more guided gallery, too, because the purpose of these sessions is to show a stage in life!
Below you’ll find a selection of my favorite images from the Wood family’s beach session. As always, thank you for being here!
“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” – George Bernard Shaw