kim is a fellow designer at 2peas. she was on vacation out my way and we met up for a photo shoot. last summer, she did a shoot for me in her home studio. she got some TERRIFIC shots. (i really need to bust those out and get them printed!) (and share them here.) they are so good. so so good. anyway, we met up last week at the beach for a family shoot.
family shoots are always a little nerve wracking. expectations are high for the photographer and the kids, everyone is trying to look nice and pretty. and i am trying to make everyone relax and act naturally. not always easy. :) to top it off, the momma of this family is a talented photographer! talk about pressure! im lucky kim is a friend so this actually felt really natural. and it was really fun.
i was hoping for dream conditions: empty beach and fog bank. we didnt get either. hot bright sun and big freakin’ crowd! AND high tide, so the pier i was planning on using as shade was hit or miss, depending on the wave.
we moved fast and kept a close eye on the water. we basically stayed in the same ten foot spot of beach for the whole shoot. the only shade we could find. :)
i think i made it work, and i have already heard from kim and she loves them, so i am going to put aside my nitpicks and show them to you.
here they are.