After putting photography on the back burner for awhile I thought it would be a good idea to get in touch with some of my old roots- surf photography. While taking portraits isn't the same as capturing action shots, I thought it would be a good idea to blend what I had shot in the past and what my main focus is today. It was important that I work with a real surfer versus a model posing with a board. I wanted the shots to be real- believable
Melissa was more than eager to get up with me at sunrise to tackle the shoot. She was very candid and working with her made the hour we had together fly by.
Initially, I had zero plans to get in the ocean; I wasn't going to destroy my reliable camera. But every shot we got was killer and I knew I couldn't resist going into the water. I risked my equipment to get those perfect shots of the waves breaking around Melissa and I have to say it was entirely worth it! This shoot is my favorite of the year so far. I've never taken a set of photos that made me so happy and that give off that "free" vibe.
I hope you can enjoy this set. Please comment below and let me know what you think!