Just to the west of the Golden Gate Bridge lies a one mile stretch of sand known as Baker Beach. Baker Beach is a favorite location of residents and visitors alike for capturing breathtaking outdoor family photos. The gray green of serpentine cliffs adds a rugged edge to panoramic views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands.
The Benefits of Outdoor Family Photos
Both adults and children are instinctively more at ease in outdoor settings. The natural light and background are universally flattering while the space encourages normal behavior and movement. Without the pressure of formal poses, it’s easy to forget about the lens. This can lead to some outstanding candid shots!
Outdoors = Variety
While studio sessions can offer an array of backdrops, nothing competes with natural splendor. With outdoor family photos, you can move locations to add variety of scenery and backgrounds. Baker Beach offers many features for families to make use of. If you’re an active group, use the outdoor space for family photos running down the beach, fishing, playing sports, flying kites, or picnicking. Let’s plan something that’s perfect for your family’s interests and personalities!
A Family Tradition
An annual outdoor photo shoot can be a fun tradition your family looks forward to. Whether you stick to one location or switch it up, you’ll be amazed at how much can change. One of my favorite parts of repeat family photo sessions is seeing how much the kids change from year to year!
Family photos are the perfect way to commemorate big milestones like graduations, promotions, and even adopting a new pet! Not only will you have beautiful photos to look back on, but the experience of taking those outdoor family photos create lasting memories too.
For Future Generations
If the current healthcare crisis of COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that life is unpredictable. None of us can say what will happen. Don’t put off family portraits indefinitely. Not only are you creating beautiful memories for those who are here now, but also for those who will come later. Outdoor portraits are ideal for social distancing!
Ready to book your outdoor family photos? Take advantage of this incredible summer weather and send me a message. September and October are the ideal months for taking Baker Beach photos