Wow, I am really behind on blogging. That’s why I’m sitting in my freezing cold office in October blogging about this beautiful summer family photo shoot. The beach is one of my favourite places for family photo shoots. When I was little my great Aunt used to swear that the sea air could cure anything. I’m not sure that’s true but I definitely feel good after splashing in the shallows and listening to the waves break on the shore.
I met the lovely P family for their family photo shoot at Newton beach in Porthcawl. It’s such a beautiful beach that stretches on for miles. It’s backed by the Merthyr Mawr sand dunes, so there’s plenty of options for beautiful backdrops. And best of all, despite it’s beauty it never gets too busy, so the children can have all that lovely space to themselves (and I don’t have to edit out lots of people later 🙂 ).
We headed to the shoreline first, it was a bit of a trek since the tide was fairly far out, but hey, walking on sand is great for your glutes 🙂 The children loved the chance to explore. Little F was just finding her feet, and was having a great time walking in the soft sand. Meanwhile, T found some rocks and was busy seeing how far into the sea he could throw them.
I’m pretty laid back at family photo shoots. Actually, I’m pretty laid back most of the time! I want everyone to have fun and my goal is to get real moments, letting families do their thing is a big part of this.
After than the family had fun building sandcastles whilst I took photos. We almost lost the buckets and spades as the tide sneaked up on us and almost washed everything away!
We wrapped up by heading up to the dunes for some cwtchy photos. It’s not a family photo shoot without cwtches is it?
Whatever the season, getting outside for a family photo shoot is always great fun. Get in touch to plan your own session today.