A Sunday, Indian Summer with Paul

One of the things I love about living in the Mid-Atlantic is our breathtaking Indian Summer afternoons. With Autumn’s colder temperatures silently waiting to lay right to our days and render our days shorter, I cherish the last fleeting days of Summer.


It was on one of these lazy Indian Summer Days when my client, Paul along with his mom and girlfriend in tow made our way to the Chesapeake Bay to capture a bit of the day’s magic. Sandy Point Sate Park was at its finest, with it’s sparkling waters and a soft, warm light above and the ideal spot to capture my beach-lover, client’s senior portraits.




We hit the park’s Northside beach, and it’s jetty rocks first. The breeze had encouraged boaters to take to the water and get one last sail in before it was time to dock for the season. In fact, many of the shots we captured that afternoon were decorated with fresh, white sales against the most astonishing blue sky.




The scenery was so intoxicating that I almost lost the last of the afternoon sunlight at the foot of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Luckily, the day would offer a bit more of its warmth as we stumbled on the park’s small-craft boat ramp, a first-time shoot location for me. Complete with cheery, red service boats and a surprising lack of visitors, it was if the boat dock was ordered specially for us. And, I’m so grateful to the photo-gods because many of my favorite shots happened right there.

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