Fun, adventure and excitement are key to great natural portraits of a family enjoying time together. These elements make everyone remember the joy of childhood, helps parents forget about forced poses, makes everyone smile! In reviewing the photographs from this natural portrait photography session at West Runton near Cromer in Norfolk last year, I was struck by the number of smiles, more than the normal, happy, relaxed, family having great fun on an evening at the beach.
The sun was out when we arrived, the beach almost deserted as it was almost dinner time: or tea-time as we’d call it in the Midlands where I grew up. There was a cloud bank rolling in and with it a bit of cold weather so we set off up the beach, enjoying the sun, surf, and lovely groins at West Runton which are now almost relics of a once effective sea-defence, whilst we still could.
Jumping in and out of the waves, walking along in the reflections of water polished sand, examining sea weed covered groins, racing, running, and hugging-great fun. Time for pauses, for snacks and for chats before heading back to the beach car park before it got too cold as the evening drew in.
I hope you like a small selection of the images, and I thank this wonderful family who I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and photographing for a few years now, for all the natural smiles 🙂