Pemaquid Beach | Back Cove | Family Photos | Claesson's

Labor Day weekend this year was filled with work, but my job as a family photographer never feels like work.  I met with the Claesson's for the second year in a row at Pemaquid Beach and Back Cove for family photos.  The children change so much in a years time, especially from baby to toddler hood.  The boys were busy and kept me on my toes!  The oldest was very agile on the big rocks, leaping from to another like a goat.  I'm sure it won't be long before his younger brother will follow suit.

The biggest lesson I have learned from photographing young children, is persistence.  All of my sessions are on location and the only plan I have is to capture the essence of each individual.  Not an easy task with busy, playful kids, which is where persistence comes in.  The eldest child insisted on making silly faces.  Little did he know that the shutter button is faster than him, allowing me to get genuine smiles in between!  At first the youngest was a little more reserved , but with the beautiful distraction of fun at the beach, smiles became inevitable.

Family Photos at Back Cove

Family Photos at Back Cove

Black & white family photo at Back Cove, Maine

Black & white family photo at Back Cove, Maine

Three generations of men and boys.

Three generations of men and boys.

Grand parents with grandchildren at Back Cove, Maine

Grand parents with grandchildren at Back Cove, Maine

Black and White family photo taken on bridge at Back Cove, Maine

Black and White family photo taken on bridge at Back Cove, Maine

Starting with Back Cove

Now on to Pemaquid Beach

Family playing at Pemaquid Beach

Family playing at Pemaquid Beach

Mother and young son at Pemaquid Beach

Mother and young son at Pemaquid Beach

Family playing in the sand at Pemaquid Beach

Family playing in the sand at Pemaquid Beach

Toddler playing with sand bucket at Pemaquid Beach

Toddler playing with sand bucket at Pemaquid Beach

Black and white silhouette photo of family at Pemaquid Beach

Black and white silhouette photo of family at Pemaquid Beach

I have come to really love silhouette photographs.  My reason is simple.  The feeling of the image is decided by the reader, which allows for the freedom of many expressions.  The above image as well as the next three show so much joy between each family member.  You can practically hear the laughter and giggles!

Mother and 2 sons playing in the sand at Pemaquid Beach

Mother and 2 sons playing in the sand at Pemaquid Beach

Black and white photo of father tossing son into the air as a game at Pemaquid Beach

Black and white photo of father tossing son into the air as a game at Pemaquid Beach

Family playing at the beach

Family playing at the beach

Over blown black and white of mother and child running at Pemaquid Beach

Over blown black and white of mother and child running at Pemaquid Beach

The above photo was a "mistake" but after I saw this I decided it wasn't a mistake after all!  I really love how it came out.  I hope you enjoyed your preview!  I'll let you know when the rest are finished.  For all the rest of you reading this, if you are thinking of having your family photos taken, it isn't too late!  Christmas is right around the corner.  Giving a gift certificate for a photo session is a fabulous idea.  In fact, buy one for yourself!  You can contact me here so we can start making plans!

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