I used to avoid beach sessions at all costs. They are hard. Lighting is harsh, and shadows are a photographers worse nightmare. But lately I have been embracing them. Taking them on as often as I can, learning from each one. I am starting to fall in love with them.

Dana Point was breathtaking this weekend. The way the sun bounces off the canyon and spills light on the beach below is just dreamy (a word I think I must have used about fifty times during this shoot).

Add in this gorgeous family (who were such a blast to work with) and you get some pretty special images.

Thank you Colley/Harper family for a wonderful afternoon!

  • I used to live in Mission Viejo and this was the beach we had all of our family photos at, when I was a kid. It does my heart good to see this beautiful beach again. Gorgeous work, Amy!

  • Beautiful session! Love the colors!

  • What a gorgeous family and gorgeous location! The light is divine! Beautiful work and I love your processing.

  • Adele Humphries

    Stunning! Those family shots are amazing – the light and your processing work perfectly!

  • Love this. I love my nephews in these photos. Gorgeous work again Amy. Those colors were dreamy and captured this family perfectly.