Sunrise Beach Wedding Portraits
Kellie & Waseem were married earlier this year, not long after her parents had their vow renewal in January. I was the photographer at the vow renewal ceremony and Kellie had already signed on to take these post-wedding portraits for some time in the near future.
So she emails me after the summer ends and says that she’s ready to do the session, and I’m all like, “Cool – when/where do you want to do the session?” To which Kellie replies that she would love to take them on the beach… in October… at sunrise. So not being much of a morning person, I grunted to myself, looked up the God-aweful sunrise times and told her with a smile, “Great! We’ll start on the beach at 7:15 AM in your wedding clothes!” Kellie and Waseem didn’t miss a beat and cheerfully responded with a resounding, “See you then!” Ugh.
However, this shoot was unlike any other beach session that I’ve done in the time since I started my business in May 2005. It was the middle of October, in the morning, which usually means temperatures in the mid-50s. That’s chilly – doable… but chilly. But it wasn’t the chilly weather, it was the hurricane-sand-blasting winds that took us all by surprise! Ok, so I exaggerated a little, but I swear the winds were up to 30 MPH that day – just check out the “waves” in the Chesapeake Bay – it’s a BAY… it’s not supposed to have waves! Ugh.
All kidding aside, I really, truly enjoyed this session. There’s just something about that morning light that just makes everything look soft and lovely. There are some really awesome portraits that we achieved as a result of the sunrise lighting. We even got some really cool looking clouds to work with for the few minutes that the wind & sand weren’t pelting us like tiny ant-sized bullets. I hope you enjoy these few pictures from their sunrise beach wedding portraits!
If you’re wondering why there’s no pictures of the sunrise, it’s because we were on the beach at First Landing State Park, which faces West. I get all kinds of great sunset pictures out there, but unfortunately you can’t see the sunrise from this beach.
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