The Bathing Boxes at Brighton beach are a Melbourne icon and make the perfect backdrop for a photo session that is bright, colourful and full of energy.
I would definitely consider an early morning sunrise session if you want to use the bathing boxes as a location. This beach can get BUSY. I’ve shot there both sunrise, like this session where we had large sections of the beach to ourselves, and sunset when there are people everywhere. Early morning, without the crowds, would be my choice every time.
And Melbourne being Melbourne, don’t forget to bring jumpers. This session was held late in November but it was still a brisk, windy morning. Mum had chosen lovely coordinating outfits but the kids were freezing so we bundled them into whatever warm layers were found in their car. Happy, smiling kids win out over coordinating outfits!
I’m amused I started this post full of the colour of the Brighton bathing boxes with a black and white image, but who could resist that grin as he holds tight to Mum and Dad’s hands. Look out for his sister’s curls too. They are gorgeous!
Before I go, I wanted to share with you a blog post about printing your family photos by Michele, a Family Photographer in Minneapolis.