Your Home Decor Colors/Style: Do you live in a beach house? A city high-rise? Do you tend to choose certain colors for your furniture and wall art?
Convenience: Is this photo session scheduled for a weekday afternoon and will someone need to drive directly to the session from work? Will you be coming from your house?
Season: The beach can be a bit chilly and windy during the fall/winter months and then overly crowded in the hottest days summer. We get sometimes deal with May-Gray and June-Gloom in San Diego. Depending on rainfall, early spring can be a time of green grass and blooming flowers. In the summer, certain types of plants have dried out and the chance of possible rattlesnakes increases.
Age and Ability of Participants: Are there small children? Are there participants who have difficulty walking uphill or across sand? Due to all of the environmental factors of beaches (like sun, sand, ocean, wind), I discourage beach photography sessions for children under 3 years old but I will accommodate your request either way.
Makes me say "wow" everytime:
Best beach/nature Combo:
Favorite beach for large groups:
Most colorful beach
Beach with most variety:
*Beautiful family beach images are 60% photographer skill, 40% weather luck. Beaches can sometimes be overcome with a heavy fog layer, especially during May/June. When the beach is foggy and gray, the color of the ocean and water will not show up at all and in photos it will appear that you are in a completely grayish white environment (plus it feels extra cold and windy). In anticipation of a potential foggy day, we choose a backup location that will be able to provide us with reasonable color and comfort for the best images possible. Please tell me your backup non-beach location choice upon booking a beach session.
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