Location scouting a family photography session

West Witterings

A couple of weeks ago Toby and I headed to the south coast. We were in search of a New England-style beach backdrop for an upcoming family session ( I can’t wait!!). I knew the dunes at the Witterings would be a good bet. I have many fantastic memories from trips there over the years as a child with my parents and with my own family.

We trundled down for a bit of an explore in readiness for the shoot. We found a lovely coffee shop and ordered some scones and hot drinks before we set off. It turns out their cosy interior has a New England style (result!) so will recommend we visit for refreshments!

It’s a gorgeous location for a walk and a lovely setting for capturing family portraits. The dunes and beach area will be perfect and my fingers and toes will be firmly crossed that the weather plays ball on the day!

After about 10 minutes at the dunes, we got caught out in a heavy downpour, whoops. The angry-looking clouds and distant rumbles of thunder finally caught up with us. Toby was well protected from the inclement weather, but my hoodless light summer jacket seemed to soak up the rain!

Running in the rain turned out to be quite a fun experience. We had a good giggle about it on our walk back to the car 🙂

~ Alan


Harbouring in a cafe before a trip to the beachNew England styled cafe at the West Wittering SussexA boy and a boat - seaside photography by Alan Wright PhotographyChoosing the right beach location for your photo sessionProfessional beach location photography for children

Toby and I got caught out in the rain

1 Comment

  1. Michelle White

    Oh what gorgeous pictures! It looks like a place we used to visit as children & has brought back lots of happy memories including sandy jam sandwiches


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