Sean and Christina are dear friends of mine who asked me to photograph their Balboa Island maternity session a couple months ago. We headed down past Newport in the late afternoon and started on the beach. But between the large number of people and the high sun, we decided to find a different location.
We headed farther down Balboa and found a beautiful spot by the water. After getting a few different shots there, I saw a beautiful tree that I wanted to use somehow. But with just water behind, it felt a bit lacking. So, instead, I decided to climb up into the tree to capture this shot below. I’m not much of a climber, but when it comes to getting the right shot, I tend to go where needed. And sometimes, that’s in a tree.
After the sun started to set, we headed back to the beach and hit the jackpot in terms of scenery. The sunset was beautiful and it made for some of my favorite shots of the day. If December was really busy for you (because of course it is) and you didn’t get a chance to get your family photos in, feel free to contact me to set up a session in January. Don’t wait too long though!