Home is where the heart is and if you're from South Carolina that home is probably at one of our beautiful beaches. I've always had a love for the ocean and taking photos in the water just made sense to me. Home Sweet Ocean is a take on "home is where the heart is" and that's usually with your significant other. The project seemed like a great idea because it brought two things I'm very passionate about together: the ocean and couples in love. These sessions have turned into so much more than just taking photos and it has been a truly humbling experience.
Couples have reached out to me who are afraid of the ocean, concerned that they're not the "model type" or simply hate the idea of getting their clothes wet and sandy. It is a blessing to be apart of a moment in someone's life where they can step outside of their comfort zone, try something new, and have an absolute blast with it. There is no need to fear the ocean when you have your significant other standing there beside you to catch you if you fall. There is no model type because you are absolutely beautiful! The only type I want in my photos are two people who are absolutely smitten with each other. And getting your clothes wet is the most fun part of all!
When the first initial waves hit is when I've gotten some of the best photos because their expressions are candid and it is funny and exciting to see people at their most vulnerable; when their nervousness becomes laughter.
Home Sweet Ocean can be booked for a special price during the month of August but be prepared for rates to go up starting in September. Because I have been working with so many people for these beautiful shoots I will continue to add images to this post with each couple. Check back weekly for new faces and new waves!
If you're interested in booking your own Home Sweet Ocean shoot please e-mail me at: [email protected]. These photo sessions are perfect for engagement, save the date, or just because you want to try something different with your significant other. Please join me in capturing a very unique experience that you won't find anywhere else on the east coast. I promise it will be lots of fun!