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As a family photographer in San Diego county, it comes as no surprise that my most requested locations are the many beautiful beaches. I often come home covered in sand and soaked from head to toe. It has become a joke at my house that my family measures the success of my session by how soaked I am when I come home.
I squeal with excitement every time a client lets me know that they would like to play in the ocean to end their session. It is one of my favorite ways to document their personalities and capture the fun that we had at their session.
Can you imagine sending your annual holiday card or your pregnancy announcement with a fun and candid photo of you splashing in the waves?
Playing in the water is a wonderful way to document childhood. We don’t just want to remember the posed smiles and perfectly placed hair. We want to remember the happiness all over our children’s faces in authentic moments of their lives. Allowing children to play at their beach sessions always leads to the favorite photos from the entire session.
It is also a great way to capture the bond between a family. It’s impossible not to let down your guard and react naturally while playing in the ocean. The unpredictability of the waves really brings out true reactions and interactions between family members.
I love the romance and intimacy that getting in the water brings to a couples session as well.
If you have a beach session coming up, I highly recommend letting go of any worries that you might have about getting in the water and go for it! You won’t regret it. If you are local to San Diego county or will be visiting the area and would like to book a beach portrait session with Loni Brooke Photography, contact me HERE.