I had this idea for a photo session for a while. Once I knew I was going to California, and I knew I would be making multiple trips to the beach, I thought I would take advantage of this time. I was happy with the photos I got from this session with Deonte.
He's the son of my good friend, and he's a natural in front of the camera. I love taking photos of this little guy. I love seeing his awesome personality!
We went to Avila Beach one afternoon. I hadn't been there in years. I remember I used to go there often in the summer, when I was a kid. We would go over to one side, where the water was calm. We would bring our picnic and get some sun, play in the water, do a little exploring.
For these photos, we went to one side of the beach that had a bunch of rocks near the shore. It was a perfect spot for what I had in mind.
Of all the photos, I think this is one of my favorite. It's darker than the others, but I love the tones in this, and how he's gazing out at the sea.