Amy and Michael are planning a May 16th wedding on the beach at Pine Knoll Shores. They were in town to visit Amy’s mother over Christmas vacation so we took advantage of the opportunity to do an enagement session. It was an extremely foggy morning at the beach but we managed to get some nice shots despite the gloom. Congratulations Amy and Michael. I’ll see you in May!
The local beaches near Atlantic Beach, Indian Beach and Emerald Isle frequently have features that are interesting to incorporate into beach portraits. For example, the rock jetty at Fort Macon State Park can be a great place for casual poses. Other interesting features include sand dunes, fishing piers, driftwood and beach houses. In the dunes, wading along the shore or on the rocks, beach photos are best when they look casual and natural.
Capturing photos of kids on the beach can be frustrating for both parents and photographers. They’re full of energy and curiosity, seldom having any interest in posing for the camera. Sometimes it’s just a matter of timing. If it’s been a few hours since their last meal, or if they missed their nap, getting them to cooperate can be a challenge. Many times the best course of action is to just let them play and frolic on the beach. This approach frequently nets me some of my favorite images. So the best plan is to get a few safe, posed shots in the bag then let “em play!”
Photos at the Beach serves the following Crystal Coast communities and attractions:
- Atlantic Beach
- Pine Knoll Shores
- Salter Path
- Indian Beach
- Emerald Isle
- Cape Carteret
- Morehead City
- Harkers Island
- Fort Macon State Park
- Tideland Trail, Croatan National Forest
- Cape Lookout National Seashore