I'm a published wedding and portrait photographer located in a small town outside of Charlottesville. In addition to capturing beautiful images, I love spending time with my family, am freakishly good at word games (Hey Wheelmobile!), love an ice cold can of Coke or Dr. Pepper, know every line to Hocus Pocus and can never pass up a Chick-fil-A waffle fry or a trip to HomeGoods.
I have to say, there’s something about a beach in the off-season that just draws me in. Sure, summer is nice when everything is busy and bright, but I think I prefer the quieter times. I like having the beach all to myself and being able to hear the waves and the birds. I like being able to see it in its natural state, not littered with beach chairs and towels. Visiting Old Orchard Beach in late September gave me just that. I could imagine it in it’s summer state, with the ferris wheel churning out rides and people snacking on various boardwalk food, but I got to see its natural beauty. Plus, my husband and I had the boardwalk all to ourselves, which is nice. A storm was brewing on one side, but it was clear and pretty on the other–both great, photography-wise.