Mexico Beach Portraits

Magic Hour at Sunset: Mexico Beach Portraits

I don’t know what it is about sunset, but I think most of us agree that it’s by far the most magical time of the day. I’m pretty sure Instagram is 80% sunset photos. Ed and I are¬†probably guilty for half of that. But I don’t even care. Sunset is gorgeous, especially here in Mexico Beach! Add in a beautiful girl, and you have the makings of some perfect Mexico Beach portraits.

You know what else I love? Oat grass. Yes, the water at the beach is beautiful, but I almost always prefer a backdrop of Oat Grass. It adds movement. It’s sculptural and natural, and I love it when the sun peeks through the blades.

We took Jessie out to the beach during sunset the other day for some portraits. I have tons of photos of the beach here, but I am a people photographer! I am happiest when I am taking pictures of people. Jessie is always willing (and sometimes insistent) to be my model. She makes the beach even more beautiful.

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Naturally, we have to do some dance poses!

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I mean, seriously. Have you ever seen a sunset so gorgeous? This is what it looks like every day here. I’m moving.

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I love it when Alex jumps in for a few. He’s always close by, playing in the water or sand.

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I trained her well, right?

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How lucky am I to have this classic beach beauty for my Mexico Beach portraits? I can never have too many photos of my children. Maybe that’s why I have so many! So I always have someone to take a picture of.

Here’s to sunsets. And beach portraits. And a willing model.


  • Sarah
    Posted at 08:16h, 12 July

    Your children are natural beauties in front of your camera! Love these!