It’s been a very long time since our last real photo shoot and we were way overdue for a new one. Since we usually shoot at the beach, we thought we’d try something a little different this time around. When a friend told us he might be able to get a large beach house, we thought that would be perfect!
Except on thing. We had to use it in the near future and the weather was very windy and rainy.
Since we needed a photo shoot and didn’t know when another opportunity to shoot a beach house would arise, we rolled the dice and booked the house through a friend and also booked the photographer. We figured that if the weather was bad, we could at least still shoot indoors and on the porch so the day wouldn’t be a total loss.
On the day of the shoot, the weather was perfect! Sunny with a slight breeze. Geralyn, our longtime photographer, set up her stuff and was ready to go. After unloading a carload of food and stuff from Costco, we were ready to shoot.
The porch proved to be a versatile setting for some of the scenes as it also blocked some of the wind from being a factor. But we also took advantage of other settings around the house like the beach, the front yard and patio, and even the living room.
While Geralyn and the models did their thing, Robert and Dean were cooking up a storm at the grill, making steak, burgers and other stuff for lunch for everyone after the shoot.
Overall the shoot went better than expected. Just a few days before, the weather was unusually rainy and windy and had been for a several weeks. Lucky for us, the weather cleared up the morning of the shoot and was good just long enough for us to finish the shoot. It rained the next day. But at least we got to hang out at the beach house and relax and enjoy the soothing sights and sounds of beach afterwards. It wasn’t a bad way to spend a weekend.
So that’s pretty much the gist of what went into our beach house photo shoot. We also just had an indoor studio shoot which we’ll share with you in an upcoming post.