Frolicking on the Beach

A Wednesday Evening & Lens Flare | Tucson Child Photographer

When I received the assignment in the JinkyArt workshop group for a Wednesday evening and lens flare I knew I wanted to participate! I love doing assignments that make you step outside of your box of producing images for families. Things that really make you think, where you can let your creative mind truly stretch. Shooting solely for myself. Not worrying if things were pretty or perfect or juuuust right. Just shooting.

I knew I wanted to wait and push my time limit. I knew we would be in California the last week of the assignment and knew I wanted to photograph my babies on the beach. Not being from California or growing up on the beach, let alone photographing it I didn’t know what beach was good and clear, or what the conditions would be, or how incredibly harsh the sun may be. Goodness was I in for a treat, I just love learning new things and pushing myself to try harder.

The first night we went to scope out the beach. It was nice and…. sandy. Ha! But it was so so overcast and I wanted flare! I prayed it wouldn’t be like that the next day. It sure wasn’t! It was bright and sunny and just a few clouds in the sky which made for a really phenomenal sunset.

I had to wait until the sun was nearly set to take anything because it was so strong and everything was so hazy. Dont get me wrong I like haze but this was over the top! About 15 minutes before sunset I started snapping away. Weaving up and down to see just where the flare may hit.

Good thing I packed hoodies! We sure needed them. I of course forgot to pack one for myself so I snagged hubby’s:)

Did I mention that we got to the beach *way* too early? Ha! Here is one of Bobby and I being silly with our shadows.:)

And my beautiful girl trying to pose for me, but her hair kept blowing into her face. I love her to pieces.

Oh and it was COLD! What the heck? It was really warm boder line hot during the day then we got to the beach and it was COLD and really super windy!

My hat is off to you ladies who shoot the beach regularly. It sure did give me a run for my money!

Some other wonderful ladies participated in this assignment as well. If you have a minute head on over and check out their stunning work!



Love and Hugs



Laureen - The second one of yur daughter solo… almost a profile brought tears to my eyes.
The tears continued through the series of your girls
Such beauty.
Both them… and the images themselves.
Well done!

Elena - lovely, especially the one of the two of them looking out to the sea!!!

Jeannie - Ummm…grandma would like those beach pics sent to her/me:-)

Alison - Beautiful Jess! Love these shots!

Michelle McDaid - I love the tones of your photos and you captured some truly real and sweet moments. Great job!

amelia - you have such a beautiful sweet style. i love your photographs!

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