Since Hurricane Matthew hit our beautiful beaches, it has become difficult to do a portrait on the beach. We lost yards of sand and the lovely dunes are mostly washed away and there id s cliff of sand. Therefore, I am trying a second location before heading to the beach. Besides giving the family a different look, its nice to have more images to choose from. Working quickly is imperative especailly when there are toddlers.If a scene doesn’t work because of light changing or a fussy little one, move on. You can always try it again but meanwhile everyone is having fun. Most people cannot smile on cue so working quickly and having fun is important.
When shooting on the beach, only shoot when the sun is very low to avoid squinting. Having a second location to keep your clients engaged works well while the sun is getting lower.