I’ve worked with this family for about three years, and I love that they are always willing to try something new with their shoots! This session, we went to the pier at Manhattan Beach for our Manhattan Beach Family Photography session. I love photographing families at this location because it’s easy to park and typically not too crowded. It’s a more accessible spot for families with younger children, and the pier makes for a beautiful backdrop.

Olivia is 6 years old and KK is 4. I’ve really enjoyed capturing them growing up through family photographs over the past 3 years. It’s fun being able to work with a family on a consistent basis. I feel like I can capture their unique personalities in more detail because I know what to expect! KK is more shy and usually takes longer to warm up during photoshoots. Taking her to the beach was great because she had so much fun playing she (almost) forgot to pout!

I really love photographing family sessions at the beach. There are so many opportunities to capture genuine moments of kids and parents playing together. Especially if kids are more shy, I like to give them ideas of activities to do. I suggested that Olivia and KK jump over the waves, race, and play in the sand. Eventually they started having so much fun they forgot they were even doing a photoshoot! Mom and dad had tons of fun playing with the kids, too. I love capturing these candid moments of a family enjoying beach time together.

If you’re interested in scheduling a Manhattan Beach Family Photography session, I would love to connect with you. Send me a message at info@heatherdecamp.com and let’s chat!

Los Angeles family smiling at the beach
Los Angeles girl at beach missing two front teeth
Los Angeles girl pouting at the beach
Los Angeles father and daughter at beach
Los Angeles mother and daughters at beach
Los Angeles sisters at beach
Los Angeles child drawing in sand at beach
Los Angeles sisters at beach
Los Angeles playing at the beach
Los Angeles girl having fun at the beach
How cute is this moment with dad? Natural smiles all around.
Los Angeles girl running at the beach
Los Angeles Manhattan Beach pier
At first, KK was afraid of the water, but warmed up throughout the shoot. I captured some really fun photos of her playing with her sister as she got more comfortable near the water and started to have fun!
Los Angeles sisters having fun at the beach
Los Angeles sisters hugging at beach
Los Angeles family fun at the beach
Los Angeles family playtime at beach
I always try to take a pic of mom and dad without the kids, but the girls dancing in the foreground was too cute not to include!
Los Angeles family portraits Manhattan Beach


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Manhattan Beach Family Session | Olivia and KK

June 14, 2021