“Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.”
― Richard Paul Evans, The Gift
“Let’s just watch the sunset” – Me, in the middle of a photo shoot.
I have an obsession with sunsets (and sunrises, too, when I manage to get up early enough) at the beach on Cape Cod. I love to photograph them (what photographer doesn’t, though?), and I love to photograph people IN them. As a Cape Cod Beach Photographer here on Cape Cod, and in Wareham, Plymouth, and the South Coast, I have been photographing family portraits and high school senior portraits on the beach for almost 16 years now.
My most popular session for high school seniors is the ‘Sunrise/Sunset’ session. And when I photograph a family at the beach, it’s at sunset. But why? Well the beach is usually less crowded, and the light is much more flattering to people.
Every sunset at the beach is different, some more spectacular than others, but everyone is a gift. The best and most colorful sunsets have clouds in them, and the best sunsets usually come after a rainstorm.
So what’s a photo shoot at sunset like? Well, the colors make a spectacular background, don’t they? And I love when there’s clouds – they pick up the color, and make the sky more interesting.
The purples, pinks, corals and blues are my favorite – I call it a ‘cotton candy’ sunset. Colors that you won’t find in the Crayola box. And notice how the calm water reflects the sky – sometimes it’s hard to tell where the water ends and the sky begins. Sometimes the moon makes an appearance, too. Fun fact: Did you know that when there’s a full moon, the moon rises at the same time that the sun sets?
We do some fun things during a session – run along the beach, look for sea glass and crabs, make pyramids, chase seagulls…and even a few are adventurous enough to actually get in the water. I get some ‘formal’ posing done at the beginning of the session, but as the sun goes down we keep it casual and have fun!
I’ll even have you show me some of your best moves. How high can YOU jump?
Call 508-335-2369 now to reserve your place in the sunset!