The perfect place to spend the night in the warm sun, surrounded by the music of the crashing waves, the salt air on your skin, and splashing in the ocean until you fall asleep. Each beach is unique: jetty rock piles, smooth sand, dunes and more! The perfect landscape and background for your portraits!
I HAVE LIVED A COASTAL LIFE SINCE I WAS BORN. FROM THE JERSEY SHORE TO THE GULF-SIDE WATERS OF FLORIDA, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO NOT HAVE THE SALT AIR AND SAND BETWEEN MY TOES ALL YEAR ROUND. IT'S NOT JUST WHERE YOU VACATION, IT'S MY HOME. I AM SO PROUD TO BE ONE OF DELAWARE'S LEAD BEACH PHOTOGRAPHERS. YOUR VACATION MOMENTS ARE DOCUMENTED DURING THE WARMTH OF SUNSET (KNOWN AS GOLDEN HOUR). FROM SANDCASTLES TO SPLASHING, HAND-IN-HAND WALKS TO CUDDLING UNDER BEACH BLANKETS, THE COTTON CANDY SKIES OF SUMMER ARE SURELY MY FAVORITE NIGHTS TO CREATE MAGIC.
• PRE-SESSION CHAT ABOUT STYLING, INCLUDING OUTFIT SELECTIONS
• 45-60 MINUTE PHOTOSHOOT DURING THE GOLDEN HOUR (1 HOUR BEFORE SUNSET)
• MIX OF POSED AND CANDID PORTRAITS
• SMALL, MODERN BEACH PROPS FOR KIDS
• A LOCATION OF CHOICE; ALTHOUGH THE BEACH TOWNS ARE SIMILIAR, DIFFERENT BACKDROPS AND SURROUNDINGS VARY DEPENDING UPON LOCATION (EX. JETTY ROCK PILES, SAND DUNES, FLAT AREAS, HOTELS, ETC.)
As a same-sex couple, it's hard to always find a photographer who is comfortable and willing to work with us and our children. Maggie has so much love for her clients and let's us be ourselves, let's our love shine, and wants us to be so completely comfortable.
Maggie is able to show raw emotion, real moments, and still keep the kids focused for picture-perfect beach portraits every summer.
2021 marked our 5th summer having Maggie photograph our annual vacation in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Maggie has become part of our vacation memories and our kids always look forward to seeing her! Our walls at home have become a gallery of vacation photos, each one showing the kids getting bigger! As the kids have grown, so has her style, always making sure our photos look different every summer! We laugh about what we are going to be wearing for our "color" of outfits and she makes sure that we always look our best and the kids, especially our sons, feel relaxed!
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In the photography world, "golden hour" is the best time for your portraits on the beach. Golden hour refers to the one hour before sunset. Your session will start off with some golden tones, and as the sun dips down, the sky changes into beautiful pastel colors (on a clear night) and you will be able to have those beautiful, ocean background images without all the harsh "squinting" of eyes.
The most common question or concern I recieve is from parents who are worried about their child's bedtime, since sunset in the summer is around 8:15pm. As a photographer (and mom!), I would rather bring a bottle and a cozy blanket, for dreamy, sleepy, cuddling portraits than a child in the harsh sunlight, crying because he/she is hot, squinting, and fussy. The soft breeze and salty air seems to do magic for kids. I do not reccomend bright sunshine hours for families, esp. in open spaces like the beach. However, if time is an issue, I can certainly accomdate, but please note that the sun does effect shadows and other imagery issues too.