With two teenagers myself, the idea of getting them up, ready out the door for sunrise feels daunting. So when we we chatting with Desiree about the best time of day for the light, the beach and other considerations for capturing some family fun on the beach, her decision to go for the “0730” option did make me a little nervous.
I should not have worried. The light was magical. We picked the whole gang up from the Key West Village at the Beaches Resort and were on a remote, secluded beach ten minutes later – before sunrise. Perfect light, not hot and an empty beach save a few early morning dog walkers that soon disappeared into the distance. We quickly worked our way through some fun combinations, added in a few shots (love the ones with the girls on the rocks) as I saw them evolving with the sun peaking over the rocks and onto our beach. With the sun now in the sky we then stopped off for a few pictures amongst the palm tress before returning them to enjoy breakfast and the rest of their day. Love it – I think these early morning sessions are now one of my favorite things !