I’ve blogged about Cristine and her family before when we had the photo shoot do over and it’s no secret I just love her! I feel like we are kindred spirits and I surely hope we get to spend more time together at another duty station. There are many more field trips we need to take together!
I was so excited when she asked me to do another photo shoot with just her kids at one of my favorite spots in Okinawa – Toguchi Beach. As is the case in May and June in Okinawa the weather is always iffy and we had to postpone a few days, but I’m so incredibly glad that we did. We had an amazing afternoon, albeit hot, to get out and do some beautiful photos.
Our session turned into one of our favorites so far – we ended up with an amazing lifestyle beach session. I will say Cristine and I were a little nervous at first because Miss H was not having any of the camera. We gave her some time, and perhaps a bit of bribery with some balloons, and it just went up (pun intended!) from there. Cristine went to get something from her car and that was probably the best thing that happened at that point because I got 2 of my most favorite photos ever!
I feel like when all else fails, balloons and fun props are ALWAYS the answer! Unless chocolate is on hand, then in my book THAT is always the answer…
We moved over to one of my favorite areas of the beach after some fun with balloons, hats and glasses. At low tide the beach at Toguchi is awesome in a photographer’s eyes. The moss is the most amazing shade of greens and the rocks are such a beautiful contrast. I will say, it’s a bit odd at first with it’s squishiness and to me it sounds like a bunch of Rice Krispies as the water flows through the moss and rocks. The kids had so much fun skipping around the tide pools and it was nice to just sit back, watch and photograph them through it all.
Thank you so much again Cristine! Until we see each other again!