During our trip to CA we were fortunate to have a few families request a beach photoshoot – that soft warm CA sand is something we just don’t see up here in WA and we were ready for a sandy adventure with these two cute labs Bella and Juneau.
Enjoy their bonus video with more photos from their family portraits last year and this year combined:
We lucked out finding a great gray fence on the way to the sand, and sometimes a solid background is nice for variety.
Bougainvillea is always a perk, as a matter of fact last year Cinda and Bella had a Bougainvillea photo at the winery so this was perhaps the beginning of a flowery tradition.
The sun was incredibly bright that day, keeping glasses on was a safer option for them as we battled the lighting on our perfect sunny beach in the middle of the day. Note the dogs were loving the attention, I’m pretty sure they think photo day is all about them.
The waves were crashing perfectly on the large rocks, giving a little mist that made everyone smile. Each year their family does a different background, it is really nice when the weather and location works out.
Juneau wasn’t reluctant to show off his sandy paws at the end of our photo day – this straight leg pose is one of his favorites for the camera.
Some like warm sandy beaches
Some like the mist from crashing waves
Some Like It Shot