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Now that I’m a Temecula Family Photographer, and moved away from the OC, the beach is not the closest location for a session, but when I do go back, I get reminded of how much I love and miss the beach! I don’t shoot at the beach that often, but when I do, this is usually my go to spot! Since I am no longer in the OC, being a Temecula family photographer means that sometimes I just need to go back to my home town area to get my beach fix and shoot at some of my favorite locations. Here are a few tips for planning a successful family session at the beach!
- Avoid planning sessions during the summer! The summer is my least favorite time to shoot at the beach as all of the beaches get so crowded-even during golden hour, which is about 60-90 minutes before sunset. Unless of course, you have access to a private beach such as My favorite months to shoot at the beach are from Nov-May.
- If you must shoot during summer months, consider doing a sunrise session instead of a sunset session. I have been wanting to try a sunrise session at the beach for a while even though I am SO not a morning person! But if it means a crowd free beach, I’m all for it!
- Be prepared to get wet! Don’t be afraid to get a little wet during the session. I love capturing playful, fun images of you and your family together enjoying the beach.
I truly love seeing this family every year. I have been photographing them since Miss Vivian was just a baby! I think she was under 2 years old at our first session. I truly enjoy watching this family grow each and every year. Look at how much they have grown since their last session! I truly believe that you need to document your family every single year because our kids just grown up way too dang fast. Their sessions are so fun and easy going.
Melissa Lyn Photography specializes in custom Newborn & Maternity Photography in the Temecula, Murrieta and surrounding areas from Orange County to San Diego. Also a photographer of Baby and Child milestones, as well as Family Portraiture. If you are interested in learning more or to schedule your session with Melissa Lyn please contact us!