Beach Portraits are definitely one of my favorite sessions! You have the best backdrop and natural lighting is simply stunning! Let me give you some tips on what to wear and/or bring to your session!
Best Colors to Wear:
I always recommend light colors to your session, such as, Aqua and Turquoise. Family of blues always compliment the beautiful surroundings of the beach scene. Solid patterns is also a good choice. But keep in mind that White can be a bit of a challenge, but it's perfect for the classic look. We cannot forget, Coral or Pink looks absolutely beautiful with the ocean too! Keep this in mind, bright colors work amazing just has neutral colors too!
White and Khaki is always one of the most popular choices, but keep in mind that black adds a nice contrast to the sand. Definitely barefoot is always the best choice when having your pictures taken in the sand, but flip flops are always second choice!
Fashion Tip: For Maternity sessions, a long maxi dress (flow-y or stretchy) will be perfect for a day in the sun!
When you are being photographed during the beautiful sunset, Lilac, Pink and Orange pick up the colors of the beach and sunset.
Best Time to Shoot:
Scheduling your session during the early morning or evening is always best to avoid the harsh shadows during the afternoon hours! It is also the best lighting. Love Sunset photos? I recommend to book your session 2 hours before sunset or if you love to have the beautiful sunset as your backdrop, book it an hour before.
I love taking candid shots and posed shots! So be ready for both. Family pictures with children/baby, my best tip is to bring extra clothes and towel on your session. Bring props! Usually best used with engagements, baby announcements, etc.
Don't forget the accessories! Hats, umbrellas, scarves and/or flower or butterfly head pieces always had a bit more of the classic look which makes your portrait one of a kind!
Looking forward to making your beach session unforgettable and stunning!