Sunset at the Sea
I've recently celebrated a milestone birthday, and was treated by a very talented photography friend to a natural photography shoot. The weather has been a little soggy of late, but we were in luck and had chosen a dry warm evening in late July to spend at nearby Bradwell On Sea, Essex.
Parking the car, we walked out to the empty beach, and were welcomed with a display of swallows darting about overhead. We stepped down onto the sand and the smalls have never removed their shoes so fast! The beach called out to us all, and with a light breeze in the air, the settings were absolutely perfect. Dipping our toes into the water, we expected to find the water a lot cooler than it was. But much to the smalls' delight, it was warm enough to wade right in to, and they squealed with delight as the waves crashed gently on their ankles. I am certain that given the go ahead, they would have both been out for a swim, but instead the biggest danced on the sand, whilst the smallest took some time out for some yoga on the sand bank.
Leila snapped away whilst we played in the sand, and I followed the smalls' lead, as they splashed at the waters edge and collected beach treasures. We built a home for the crabs, decorating it with stunning shells that the smalls found nearby, making a road down to the waters edge with shells and rocks and constructing a garden of seaweed.
The whole evening is a memory we'll all treasure forever... and having received the photos, I couldn't be more thrilled to see how well Leila captured the evening!
Leila can be found at leilabalinphotography.com
Have you made it to the beach yet this Summer?