Ohhhh, beach sessions, y’all. If my heart wasn’t 100% devoted to lifestyle and documentary photography, I would sell all my belongings and go live barefoot on the beach and offer exclusive beach sessions. It’s more than just the beautiful scenery. Our local beaches, while convenient and such an easy vacation so close to home, aren’t always the prettiest. The water is usually brown instead of crystal clear blue, and there’s been a wildly unfortunate and kind of gross seaweed problem the past couple of years. But it’s one of those things, you know. It’s home. It’s comforting and relaxing it’s ours.
Surprisingly, the beach is remarkably seaweed free so far this year! I was super excited to offer these beach sessions, and I totally lucked out with some AMAZING weather. I mean, perfect beach day weather. My husband and my little came along and we made a trip out of it. Ezra has been to the beach once before but he was so young that he doesn’t remember it. THIS time, though, is a different story. He LOVED it and he’s asked me every single day to go back. It was so nice to get out of town and kind of “get away”, and to be able to offer some beautiful new scenery for my images.
Being that I am a lifestyle and documentary photographer at heart, it adds another layer to my love for these sessions. Kids just come alive at the beach. You’ve all seen it with your own kids, and if you’re anything like me, you remember in vivid detail how it felt to be little at the beach. It’s just pure magic in their eyes.
“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.” -Isak Dinesen
I even had enough time at the end of the day to snap a few of my little man. I think he’s a beach fan.
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Jo Truncali is a Beaumont, TX family photographer, specializing in lifestyle and documentary style imagery. She is available for maternity, engagements and/or couples, baby and child, and family photography. Jo is based in Southeast Texas and available for travel worldwide.