M Family | Beach Photography Ocean City, NJ

PHOTOGRAPHER IN OCEAN CITY NJ | BEAUTIFUL WEATHER AT THE BEACH

Parents and toddler walking on the beach

What a blessing it was to meet this beautiful, fun family for their beach photo session in Ocean City, NJ! The weather has been magnificent lately at the Jersey Shore, and it continued on for this playful and energetic shoot. The sun was shining bright, and the salty breeze was glorious.

This darling family-of-three showed up in coordinated turquoise and white outfits that were perfect for a cheerful beach portrait session. I love photographing toddlers as their curiosity about the world is so captivating, especially when it can be captured on film.

GETTING THE PERFECT PHOTOS WITH TODDLERS

Toddlers between 1 and 2 are actually the most popular ages I photograph! Many people love documenting their little one’s first year of life. Getting those first steps on the beach usually makes an adorable photo. The key is giving them a little bit of time to warm up and get comfortable. Some toddlers are delighted by the sand, while others take a few minutes to get used to it.

Keeping things moving is important to keeping a toddler happy during a photo session. The beach is quite a magical place, however, so it’s easy to keep that constant feeling of exploration that little ones thrive on. There’s the spray of the ocean, the crashing sound of the waves, and lots of hidden treasures like shells and rocks in the sand. Beach props can make a lovely addition to a photoshoot as you can see in the image of the toddler holding onto the starfish. 

CAPTURING THE RIGHT POSES WITH TODDLERS

Another wonderful thing about a beach photoshoot is the variety of poses you’re able to capture. This family did such a perfect job of allowing me to get their sweet moments on camera. You can see their gentle walk on the beach, holding the little girl’s hand as they savor her first steps on the sand. The image of dad lifting up the toddler in front of the vivid blue sky almost looks like a painting! Their smiles are so pure and authentic. 

Photographing a toddler works best when you have the presence and participation of mom and dad. You not only get those joyful interactions captured, but you also keep the toddler feeling content and confident in their adventures. The M Family did this so well. I can see their love for each other radiating from each image.  

SOUTH JERSEY SHORE BEACH PHOTOGRAPHER | IDEAL PLACE FOR PORTRAITS

Looking for the perfect location to photograph your family with young children can be a challenge. The beach is the ultimate solution that puts everyone at ease, no matter what age. (You can find other great beach portraits in my beach photo gallery here.) I’m fortunate to be a photographer in Ocean City NJ, where I get to work with such charming families as this one. Thank you M Family for a wonderful photo session! 

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