This glorious shoot was taken a while ago but, seeing as summer is over and my children are now back at school, I am praying for an Indian Summer and that we will get a few more days of sunshine before Autumn properly sets in. Although I do love the Autumnal colours, these carefree images really remind me of relaxed summer days spent on the beach with the children and evoke such happy memories. Growing up by the sea in Cornwall this will always be one of my most favourite places to shoot, and the proximity to water for me is just one of the most relaxing things in the world. I could happily spend days down by the beach with a good book and a coffee, just listening to the waves……. However, I digress.
This family session was so lovely and was a birthday present for Mum. Little Henry was just adorable and once we had all taken our shoes and socks off there was nothing better than a walk along the water’s edge with some swinging involved to keep Henry happy. I have photographed this family before so it was a really lovely to see Henry, aged almost one, on the move and enjoying the fresh sea air and sunshine. Mum and Dad had styled themselves really well, all complimenting each other without being matching, and this really helps to create a wonderfully cohesive image.
I particularly like this stretch of the Sussex coastline at Goring as it is generally quiet and, if possible, I try to arrange the shoot when the tide is out so that the images benefit from the lovely rich greens which are exposed at low tides.
I am lucky enough to be able to shoot location sessions both inland – in woodland and fields – or by the coast, which is not that far from me, and if you think that you might have missed family portraits by the sea for this year then just give me a call. I work on family portrait sessions on location all through the year and although the British weather can often be a challenge, there is nothing better than some family fun in the great outdoors.
Family Portraits by the Sea, by Samphire Photography
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