A Summer Evening At The Beach... / by Julie Cruz

The weather was perfect, but started to get a bit cool, and due to SD Fair traffic, these client ended up being about 30 minutes late...so we were on a bit of a time crunch to beat the light, which was quickly fading by the minute. When the session started, their two youngest (Hailey (4) and Natalie (2)) weren't too keen on taking photos. Natalie refused to even turn her head my way (haha). Hailey warmed up pretty quickly, but Natalie (who had just woken up from a nap in the car) wasn't having it at all ;) Jasmyn (almost 7) was a lot like my own daughter, and was quite the chatterbox the whole shoot ;) Luckily Natalie finally warmed up at the very end of the shoot...and with just minutes to spare. Jasmyn and Hailey LOVED the beach (which was also tricky since they were more interested in running around and collecting rocks and shells) and Jasmyn even said "This is the best day ever!! towards the end of the shoot ;) By the end, everyone was wet, cold and sandy. We almost lost a purse, a diaper bag and a nail (my own from trying to save the purse and diaper bag - hahaha) due to sudden high tide, but in the end, we captured some gorgeous photos and everyone left with smiles :) These sweet girls definitely earned their lollipops at the end of the session.