Several weeks ago I photographed this family on one of the most beautiful days I have ever seen in San Clemente. The week prior it had poured just about all day every day. Then, on Friday the clouds parted and the sky cleared to a gorgeous ceiling of gentle stratocumulus clouds and the tide receded to 0.0 feet. Perfect conditions for a family session at the San Clemente Pier!!
We once again attempted our annual family photo at the pier after an unsuccessful first try.
The light was sweet and so were the waves.
But the water and air are unusually cold for this time of year.
I photographed another wonderful San Mateo family recently but this time it was a farewell session. They will be leaving our quiet beach town for wider pastures. It was so much fun to hang out with the four of them at two of their favorite beach spots here in San Clemente the other morning. I just hope that I get to see them all again someday!
We do a family photo every year on the pier. I usually have some stranger take a snap and end up so not thrilled with the crop (perfectly centered-including our heads). So, this year I decided to take the tripod down and set it up with the camera on timer mode so I could frame the shot with Cotton’s Point in the background.
Fail. I set it up on manual and got several great shots of us but they are…
I am so in love with this new image I took. I can’t get over the scene. It just makes me really happy. The kids interacting on the beach, the textures of the pier, the light streaming in from the direction of the ocean. I can’t wait to get it mounted on a wood panel and share it in the tangible world.
I had another great holiday mini session with Hohenester family. They are so much fun to work with. We had a misty morning bright and early at the pier.
I have three consecutive ongoing projects that are based around my current photographic and personal explorations. One of the projects is my series Pierside which is inspired by my constantly changing view of our local pier.
The San Clemente pier was a place we just did not go when I was growing up. There was a lot of seedy dealings happening in the “bowl” area and it was where all the marines hung out on leave. If you didn’t enjoy…
I have been really trying to work on my personal photography-not just images of the kids but thoughtful, creative artwork. I daydream about creating compelling work that is conceptual and inspiring. I even promised myself that I would enter a couple of new photographs in the San Clemente Art Association Juried Art Exhibition this month to get feedback and move the process along. Well, life got in the way again. I have been producing new work but getting it…