A few weekends ago I was second shooting for the wonderful Shannon Griffin on St. Simons Island. My husband, the kids, and I decided to make a weekend of it since my oldest turned 3 (where has the time gone), we hadn’t been to the beach all summer (more on that later), it was our anniversary, and I was going to be bringing all of my gear down to photograph a wedding anyway, so… why not?!
We stayed on St. Simons, but I did some digging and came upon Driftwood Beach, which within one second of seeing the beach I knew I had to photograph someone or something there. Meredith & Sam answered my call. Generously coming down to meet me at the beach on Jekyll Island from Savannah at SUNRISE (it was a longer trip than they realized, and I am so grateful that they drove all the way down to meet me).
The beach was stunning at sunrise. A pretty desolate, almost surreal place. Uprooted driftwood trees, tons of rocks, mini snails everywhere. It was so serene to hear the water crashing on the shore, the seagulls flying around and diving to get crabs. When the sun rose, it created the most beautiful light, and I am so glad that we made it down there when we did! Meredith and Sam were just so picture-perfect first thing in the morning, and they made some beautiful photos! It always make me have the warm fuzzy feelings when I can get a whole session on film.
Right after this session, my Contax took a nap (that it didn’t wake up from), which is every film photographer’s nightmare, but thankfully I did manage to get a few of Rainey (session to come) before my Contax bit the dust for the day.