The beach holds a special place in my heart when it comes to family photography. There are a few key reasons why I find it to be an ideal location. Firstly, I firmly believe that children flourish in natural settings, and the beach offers an immersive environment that ignites their curiosity. It's a space where they can freely explore, run around, and connect with the world around them. Additionally, it serves as an exquisite backdrop for capturing timeless family portraits.
When working with young children during a beach session, my philosophy is to let them be themselves and relish in the joy of having fun. Rather than imposing a strict expectation for them to sit still and smile, I encourage a more organic approach. As parents, you can also find solace in understanding that we're aligning our expectations with reality. Trust in me, your photographer, to artfully capture the beauty in every moment, whether it's planned or spontaneous. I feel this philosophy perfectly suited my time with the Tirey family at Tybee Beach — we got a few posed moments and then we let the kids run free!