Congrats to our newest grad, Mckenna, coming all the way from Texas just for this special beach photoshoot!
The previous mornings had been severely overcast and windy, so with this graduation shoot being planned for early morning, I was a bit worried about weather conditions. I guess cloudy and windy could make for some dramatic graduation portraits with a perfect storm feel. Thankfully, the weather cooperated and brought us that classic and peaceful Pacific blue morning. With hardly anyone else on the beach we had plenty of options roam.
I even shot one of my signature long exposure portraits while I had Mckenna daringly balanced on top of one of the rocks while the waves crashed over it. Check it out below. I love how the colors become more saturated and the mood is ethereal with the misty seashore and sky.
Portraits were naturally lit with an off camera medium softbox for a fill light in some instances. I usually turn up my Kelvin to 6000k to give the images a warmer glow especially with the early day sun.