There are many benefits to living in a beach community. The biggest one is the beach! I honestly shoot at the beach as often as possible, I also take my dogs there, just hang out with friends or nobody at all. The beach just seems to have some magically calming beauty to it. It is a windy day today, so the view to the islands is gorgeous! No clouds anywhere, and no fog!
Whenever I get in this mood I have the sudden urge to randomly call someone up and go shooting at the beach. Even though I work a lot as a photographer I still have the desire to make photographs as much as possible. Part of the inspiration I get for my clients often comes from the random shoots I will do with friends. Sometimes just goofing around and having fun will lead to something amazing. I look at that last comment and imagine my older sister rolling her eyes at me, yes, a grown man at my age still likes to go play at the beach!
I think it is all about inspiration and just being happy doing what I get to do on a daily basis. I have had some friends say, “well you have a job that allows you to live this way” which is true, but it is also a choice. I could go out and get a commercial photography job and make a lot more money. But I choose to do what I love instead, and honestly, I think it shows in my work.
Well, enough talk, I might just have to make today a beach day! Wind and all. 😉
Here is a shot I just got back from the lab, it is from my latest session with Kaley. For some reason I always end up shooting film with her!