About the location: Table Rock Beach, Laguna Beach, California
Table Rock Beach is a very well known local beach which is tucked away in South Laguna Beach. There’s plenty of sand in a deep cove with homes high above. Not to mention, large rocks of a variety of sizes and shapes which provide an excellent backdrop for any type of photo session. There are many exposed rocky points that beach goers can climb over but waves sometimes crash hard on the rocks so if you have little ones, you should be careful.
Candid family photo session at sunset at Table Rock Beach
First things first. This mama is a super awesome family photographer based in Castle Rock, Colorado. Check out Alyssum’s photography website and be sure to hit her up for some beautiful family photos the next time you find yourself in Colorado.
Alyssum contacted me a couple of weeks ago as she and her kiddos were tagging along on her husband’s work trip. Her sweet family already had their annual family photos earlier this year but, like most good photographers, Alyssum knows the importance of a well documented life, and she wanted some images from their beach getaway here in Cali. In a somewhat cruel twist of irony, there was only one day we were able to shoot and that was the day that the weather forecast was for lightening. We desperately need rain but, at the same time, I didn’t want to miss out on this shoot with Alyssum. As luck would have it, the day was mostly overcast with minimal rain and there was an amazing sunset (as you’ll see from the images below). But now that this sweet family have their images, can you give us rain please Mr Weatherman?
When I do beach sessions with families, the kiddos always get so excited and run in the water and this session was no exception. What put a unique spin on our day was sweet Lily taking a tumble in the ocean. Lily was dressed in the cutest little white dress. But when she took a tumble in the ocean my first thought was how much more candid this would make our session. Lily took her dress off (it was drenched!) and I suggested big brother go shirtless for a totally relaxed beach vibe. I loved it. The years in which your kiddos can take off their clothes at the beach and run around are numbered, so I’m so glad we got to capture it. Without further ado, see below for images of one of the prettiest beach sessions I’ve had (with a sunset like we had I bet you don’t believe that there was supposed to be lightening?!)
Feel free to check out another beach family photo session at the busy Newport Beach Pier.
I hope you’ve enjoyed viewing this fun family photo session at the beach. Krystil McDowall is an Orange County family photographer, specializing in photography for families of all shapes and sizes, which includes couples, expecting parents, newborns, toddlers, kiddos, even bigger kiddos and, of course, any fur babies that schlep with the family. If you're interested in viewing more of my work, check out my portfolio or contact me so we can discuss documenting some memories together.