Kristin Eldridge Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, children, and family photography servicing Long Beach, Orange County, and Los Angeles.

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The Best Time to Take Photos at the Beach

The Best Time to Take Photos at the Beach

There’s always the scheduling debate when it comes time to take photos at the beach.  Do you take the photos in the morning or in the evening?  Many people would automatically assume sunset because of the beautiful golden lighting.  I love sunset lighting.  BUT, I think people with kids should always consider doing a morning beach photo session.

The time is conducive to kids’ schedules.  Normally kids are fresher in the morning, so getting great photos will be a little easier.  Chances are (in Southern California) the beach will be overcast in the morning.  I love overcast lighting because it acts as a giant soft box for the sun.

The light is naturally diffused, so the color is very evening.  While sunset lighting has contrast and is very dramatic, I think that best suits an engagement or maternity photo session.

Of course, any time you take photos at the beach, you have a beautiful scene behind you.  But, IF YOU HAVE KIDS, consider the morning at the beach!

The Best Time to Take Photos at the Beach