The crashing waves, the soft golden sands, and the laughter that echoes against the backdrop of this coastal paradise create an atmosphere ripe for creating unforgettable family memories. But what makes these moments captured through a lens so timeless?
Imagine a portrait framed against the stunning expanse of the Atlantic Ocean or a candid shot amidst the iconic boardwalks. The Jersey Shore isn’t just a location; it’s a picturesque canvas that lends itself perfectly to family photography. Every snapshot captures not just faces, but emotions woven into the fabric of this enchanting landscape.
These photographs aren’t just frozen moments in time; they’re chapters in a family’s story. From toddlers taking their first steps in the sand to grandparents sharing smiles against a breathtaking sunset, each photo is a treasure trove of memories.
Spring blooms with the promise of new beginnings while summer beams with warmth and joy. Each season at the Jersey Shore offers a unique backdrop for family photoshoots. Whether it’s the vibrant colors of spring or the golden hues of a summer sunset, these seasons add depth and character to every photograph.
Genuine smiles, heartfelt laughter, and tender moments of connection—these emotions captured against the backdrop of crashing waves and sprawling beaches carry a sincerity that transcends time.
Family photos taken at the Jersey Shore aren’t just for today; they’re heirlooms for tomorrow. They capture the essence of family bonds, freezing moments that will be cherished for generations to come. These images aren’t just photographs; they’re a legacy, preserving the love and unity of a family.
In the end, family photos at the Jersey Shore are more than just images.
They’re encapsulated memories, frozen in time to be revisited, cherished, and passed down through generations. The allure of the Jersey Shore combined with the warmth of family bonds creates photographs that truly stand the test of time—a timeless treasure trove of love and togetherness.
So, let’s capture your family’s story against the breathtaking backdrop of the Jersey Shore. Let’s freeze these moments that will last a lifetime.
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Ahhh, Beach Portraits in Cape May… I always say that Cape May is a magical place. It really is. It could be raining somewhere else in New Jersey, but Cape May is completely different. It’s as if there is a bubble around this place, keeping it pure from the other areas. Of course it does rain here, but oftentimes its a thousand percent different than the rest of the state. Either way, it’s one of my favorite beach locations to visit, and I can not wait to go back!
Family Beach Portraits in Cape May are the best. I am not just saying that because I visit often, or even that I am a photographer. Let’s be super real and talk about Cape May really quick. Cape May, by default is a vacation destination but it is so much more than that. Cape May is home to so many amazing people who love the environment and love the beaches. The dunes and the beach grass in Cape May is something you would imagine in your dreams, or see in a beautiful movie and just wish to go get your feet sandy. So having your Beach Portraits in Cape May is, well, a dream come true!
If you don’t believe me yet, just take a look at these beautiful images. I would gladly hang these all over my walls! They’re absolutely stunning and I couldn’t have wished for a more beautiful day!
If you would like to book your family beach portraits in Cape May, reach out to me directly to schedule your session at Lauren@bokehlovephotography.net
It’s the Historic Cape May Lighthouse! Did you know that it is the third documented lighthouse at the southern tip of New Jersey, and it has been an aid-to-navigation for mariners and an attraction for visitors since it was built in 1859?
Yup! Very cool! Click here to learn more about it’s history and include it in your plans the next time you go on holiday to Cape May!
For all of you beach lovers out there, who have yet to visit Avalon, you NEED to come to the ICONA in Avalon! It is absolutely, my favorite beach of 2020! Having ICONA Avalon Beach Portraits in 2020 will gives you a few things… 1. The peace and quiet of having portraits on a beach with barely any people, 2. A clean beach, and 3. Fresh, beautiful air without a ton of tourists on the beach! I know what you’re thinking, but if we’re visiting, we ARE tourists… yes, yes, of course, and we here at the Jersey Shore LOVE and ADORE tourists, but when it’s the evening time, we want you to go eat and relax, and see what the town has to offer and let us photographers soak up the beach with our families! haha. In Avalon, everyone does just that. It’s so amazing, and I just love it. Everyone does their own thing and is just so considerate here. Not to mention that the dunes, and the paths are just made for beautiful photos ops!
Basically, if you are coming here with your family, or doing a simple day trip, book your ICONA Avalon Beach Portraits! You won’t be disappointed, and you will have gorgeous images to hang on your walls, to use for Christmas cards, or even print and give as beautiful gifts. It’s totally worth it, and you will be so happy you invested the time and energy into it!
We all know this season has been pretty wild, but that doesn’t stop us from getting out there and getting the fresh air and family time that we so desperately need. The beach is the best way to get out and just let lose. The sea air cleans your lungs and lets you breath again. My grandma always told me, the ocean breath and salt water will cure the soul! I believe that, and live by it. I am so glad I am able to live so close to the ocean and i can visit often. Don’t forget to take time out for yourselves, even if it isn’t a photo session.
With all of that said, take a look at this beautiful family enjoying the beach for their ICONA Avalon Beach Portraits and if you want to book yours, click the link to get started: https://bokehlovephoto.pixifi.com/pricing/portraits/
The Ocean City Fishing Pier is one of my favorite locations to shoot at. Whether it is sunset, sunrise, or 9am during bright sun and were 100% into beach season! Having a Beach session at the OC Fishing pier offers both the shade that we need AND the versatility of having beach and a being under a pier. This area is also in a great location at the end of the boardwalk, which doesn’t get that many tourists. There is also some amazing Johnsons Popcorn down this end, if you’re up for a snack after your session!
Jackie is an amazing friend of mine and a photographer right here in South Jersey. She is the owner of Stinsman Photography which is a full service portrait studio in Burlington, NJ! Check her out if you’re in that area. I have photographed her family a few times now and I love seeing her boys grow up! They’re getting SO BIG! We had a ton of fun on the beach and they were so excited when it was time for some candids! (Because candids mean, running in the water with Mom and Dad!)
These boys will not remember me, they won’t remember the camera, they won’t remember smiling for the lady 12ft away haha (yes, I am protecting my clients with social distancing and using my Nikon 70-200mm lens!). What they WILL remember though, is the fun time they had splashing in the waves with their Mom, and Dad throwing them up in the air. Years from now they will see these pictures and say “Wow! Look how strong Dad was, flipping me around like a feather! I want to be like him one day!” or “Look at how beautiful my Mom was, and she didn’t even care if she got her dress wet. She really loved being in the moment!” And then they will hug, and laugh and remember how much fun it was, and then they’ll do it again and again. It becomes a tradition. Taking family pictures on the beach, putting all of their attention into having fun and laughing. Those laughs, those are real genuine laughs. Let’s keep capturing that stuff. Because that is the stuff that keeps our hearts pure.
If you are going to be visiting the Jersey Shore, or if you live here and want beautiful family portraits on the beach, reach out to me to schedule your beach session at the OC Fishing Pier! Or any beach really, but the OC fishing pier is one of my favorites! (Click here for a list of my favorite portrait session locations, and they aren’t ALL at the beach!)
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Each year I plan my family session on Brigantine Beach. It’s something that I can look back on and say we all did together over summer break. Summer is a time where our kids are exploring and really coming into their own person and growing right in front of our eyes. Brigantine, NJ has always been a special place for me growing up. I guess that is why I love having sessions there.
This family session on Brigantine Beach was adorable! This little man was all smiles and loved hanging out with his Mommy and Daddy! I loved their aqua, cream and blue colors, I thought they looked so good on the beach! The best thing ever, is when clients show up camera ready!
If you are thinking about having a family session on Brigantine Beach, reach out to me and we can chat about it! The golden hour is my absolute favorite time to take photos because that is one hour before the sun starts to set. I have an app on my phone that tells me exactly what time the sun will start to set and when the last light will be.
On the Jersey Shore, we have amazing sunrises over the ocean (in the East) and our sunsets are in the West (behind the dunes). At 7:00pm in August it is the perfect time for beach portraits! The sun is setting. There is a gorgeous golden glow from where the sun starts to touch the tippy top of the dunes. And the backlighting from the sun, is like we are catching a glimpse of Heaven. How lucky we are to experience the beauty of the Jersey Shore.
You can’t visit the Jersey Shore without bringing some of this sunshine home with you, now can you?
To book your family session on Brigantine Beach, email firstname.lastname@example.org
I can’t wait to hear from you!