Potter Family of (almost) Four at Dume Cove | Malibu Family Photography, Beach Family Photography, Malibu Maternity Photography
Whitney and Christopher Potter are two beautiful souls who have been incredible parents to Lincoln for the past 2 years. In just a few short weeks, this incredible family of three is about to become a family of four and they wanted to visit little Lincoln's favorite place on the planet, the "oh-sheh," to document this moment in time.
Like these? I shoot lots of families, expectant mamas, and kiddos and I always try to make the shoot as fun, natural, and laid back as possible. I maximize on the candids, the imperfections, the human connections, and I love to capture how something feels rather than just what someone looks like. Of course I also always mix some Christmas-card-worthy portraits into every shoot. If this sounds like your speed, shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let's set up an adventure! Check out more family portrait shoots here.
Dume Cove, Malibu, CA
This is one of my fave photography beaches because its sheer cliffs right at the shoreline block the sun in the case of less-than-ideal light. In this particular case, we started shooting at 4pm, which is way too early for golden hour (sunset was at 7:45 pm) but necessary to maximize 2-year-old Lincoln's happiest timeframe. The cliffs blocked the afternoon sun to create soft golden light on the beach.
Pro tip: the beach is very rocky and only accessible via steep stairs down the cliffside. Watch where you step!
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