Being a family photographer who mainly photographs people on location you occasionally get a shoot where the weather doesn’t exactly play ball. Last summer I’d arranged a shoot at Waxham Beach with a lovely family but when we all arrived it turned a little cloudy, quite windy and I crossed my fingers that we’d get a little break in the clouds to warm us all up and add some warmth to the photographs.
I needn’t have worried the family were indomitable. They’d chosen the location mainly because it’s a favourite beach of theirs. Little known, in terms of Norfolk beaches, quiet and perfect for a family photography shoot, they told me that it was their favourite place to visit during the winter months. This was August, felt a bit like January at times but was quite cold looking but hey I’m up for a challenge.
The family didn’t care though, the kids who were packed full of energy ran around, soaked themselves in the waves and generally enjoyed themselves immensely jumping from the dunes onto the beach. Mum and dad joined in a little bit, chatted and provided fresh dry clothes when needed.
Despite the weather we had a great time, took some lovely photographs and the family really enjoyed themselves: their words not mine 🙂 After walking up and down the beach we were returning to the car park when finally the sun turned up so we took some more photographs on top of the dunes a little warmer than we had been on the beach.
I hope you like a few of the photographs from this session, and if you’d like your own please get in touch.