For many of the families I photograph on Wells Beach, I hear that they haven't had pictures taken in years and so admittedly they're feeling a bit anxious about the experience.
Vacation is really a perfect time to capture photos as a family because you're relaxed and you're experiencing new places and things together - making beautiful memories you'll want to hold on to.
For this family, it was no different. They hadn't had professional photos taken since their wedding day but they were visiting Wells, Maine and knew that a family photo shoot was just what they needed so they hired Elizabeth Ivy Photography to photograph their beach vacation in Southern Maine.
I always encourage my families to hold out until sunset. I know it's late in the day for little ones but the quality of your photos is significantly better in the evening . These warm and dreamy images were really only possible in mid-summer due to visitng Wells beach at the "golden" hour.
My beach photography session with them was playful. We played together in the sand to capture authentic and natural portraits of them that have a documentary or lifestyle feel to them.
It's so important to me that images express the joy of this special stage of life. Watching the delight of your children play and laugh is what vacationing together is all about. It's why you're likely booking a vacation in Wells, Maine to begin with. You want relax and spend some quality time together, unplug and connect. That is what I try to capture with beach photography.
I loved that this couple picked rich and deep colors for their photography session. I often see families wearing beach colors like blue, tan and white but this just shows that you can wear any combination at the beach and have gorgeous images.
If you're planning a vacation to Wells Beach, there are many vacation rentals close to the shore and it's a perfect a family destination with sandy beaches, quaint restaurants, and family friendly attractions.
I know these memories will long help this family remember the joy of this time in their lives far more than a posed image with perfect smiles.
It really is these little moments I'm after. Tiny hands that reach out to touch your face, beautiful baby eye lashes, little curls- it's all so sweet.
If you're planning a vacation in Wells Beach Maine, let's chat about capturing your memories with beach portrait photography. I promise it's an investment you'll never regret making.