I'm still in disbelief. Cricket just turned 4! Our late fall beach weekend provided the perfect backdrop for her portraits. Since I usually associate the beach with warm weather, I wanted to make sure something about these photos screamed fall. What I didn't account for, and didn't plan for when I pulled her outfit together, was that the photos really should have screamed winter; it was unseasonably cold for North Carolina (30 degrees with biting wind) when we woke up in time to catch sunrise over the water. The brave girl lasted upwards of one minute during our first attempt, but we got some lovely shots just the same.
And with that, we headed inside. Later that afternoon I grabbed my camera and captured a few more moments back to the beach to play. The sun was warm, and I could barely convince Cricket not to strip down and dive into the water.
I'm Julia Soplop, writer and photographer. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.