Beach Portraits at Sunset

Who doesn’t love vacations to the beach? This summer I went to Texas for a family reunion. We stayed on Crystal Beach in conjoined beach cabins with over 60 people! It was crazy awesome and full of memories I’ll never forget. Crystal Beach doesn’t have the prettiest sand or water but it’s still a fun place for vacation. One of my favorite things about beach portraits at sunset is the beautiful colors in the sky and the open background that allows you to focus solely on the person. We were taking pictures around 8pm so the light was very soft. It’s also a bonus that I have some pretty attractive cousins! Take a look at the following beach portraits and let me know your favorite beaches to take pictures! My favorite is Destin, Florida because the water is crystal clear and the sand is white and soft!

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One thing I wanted to do is to have Aneliesse spin around to get those cool reflections and movement with the water and sunset behind her. Don’t you love the candid moment better than just a typical standing normal shot? Even though I loved the colors in the sky, I also wanted to capture a few black and white beach portraits. Jordan wanted to pretend he was a Tommy Hllfiger underwear model and I thought the black and white feel made it look more like a cool advertisement. Southern Living has a nice article that gives some other tips for how to take great family beach portraits.

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