Some dear friends of mine have not had their family photographs done in years! During Christmas of 2013, I offered them a family photo session as a Christmas gift. As is always the case with most American families, life got busy. So, August 2014 rolls in and they finally manage to find the time for their photo session. To say the truth, I have always preferred summer sessions, even though all seasons are beautiful here in South Carolina.
There are a lot of beautiful locations in the Lowcountry, but the beach is very often the first choice for most people when it comes to their family photographs. However, there is no need to go very far from home to get great images. Sometimes just stepping outside your home is enough to be able to capture that perfect images imagined. With my friends, we did both, by taking advantage of the beautiful light as the morning sun was rising over the horizon. We got out of our cars by one of the many ponds in our subdivisions and took a few shots and then went to the beach.
In the summer I recommend to have sessions very early in the morning or very late in the afternoon, when the light is mild and beautiful and not too bright and painful for my client's eyes. This session took place soon after sunrise, please take a look at the results: