I’m not a morning person, never have been and never will be. When my husband and I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail my trail name was ‘Java’ because I just couldn’t quit my morning coffee habit, consequently we were always the last to break camp in the morning. With that said, I LOVE shooting at dawn, especially on a beach overlooking the Atlantic. Most clients, however cringe at the suggestion of a dawn shoot. Especially at this time of year when sunrise is at an ungodly 5:30 a.m. I found kindred spirits in Victoria and Nate who didn’t balk at all when I suggested a sunrise shoot. And won’t you just look at that soft pink dawn light? You’ll never get that light at another time of day.
For this engagement session, I met Victoria and Nate at Short Sands in York Beach, Maine. Short Sands beach is crazy popular, but at dawn there were only a few quiet coffee-cup clutching early-risers taking in the sunrise show, it was unique having this beach to ourselves. We also took a stroll around town, which was just coming to life for what was surely going to be a busy day filled with tourists. Victoria and Nate will be tying the knot this fall, and Victoria works in the wedding industry, so I’m sure it will be a stunner!