Any time I am envious of photographers who live near mountains or deserts or salt flats, I always remind myself that I have places like Beach Haven, Long Beach Island. Honestly, any beach on LBI is perfect for family photos, who am I kidding? Obviously it helps when you have a super adorable family to photograph and the light is just right. Not only did this family have an adorable super photogenic baby, but they were also expecting another. It is always so fun to tuck a few maternity (or engagement) photos into a family session – especially when I am doing larger groups!
On this chilly New Jersey December day, I have been going through all of my family photo galleries from the summer and wishing for warmer days. I know that they won’t take too long to arrive, but December and January are always such long months if you don’t like the cold. 4:30pm sunsets also don’t help – and the single milestone that I literally look forward to once November hits is December 20th. Strictly because after that day sunset starts getting later! Admittedly I have been loving the golden hour light this winter for photos – but I would definitely enjoy the light more if I wasn’t wearing two sweatshirts and two jackets and three pairs of socks, and if instead I was barefoot on the beach in Long Beach Island.
Either way – I digress.
On to the photos!