It’s December…let’s go to the beach!

My darling friend LCF came to visit in December. She is beautiful, so of course I jumped at the chance to photograph her! We decided that a beach shot would be stunning…and despite that it’s winter (even though “winter” on southern Vancouver Island is not what people usually think of when they think of a Canadian winter) we headed to the beach! French Beach is glorious and about 45 minutes north west of Victoria. We had everything we could possibly need for this shoot…the usual camera equipment plus warm coats, toques, mittens, scarfs, blankets and of course coffee! We were ready! It rained the entire drive!! It was not lookin’ good for this one. LCF was only in town for 2 days so this was our only chance. As we came down the last hill to the beach it stopped raining, the clouds broke a little and beautiful light appeared! Yes!! We jumped out of the car and got to work! Within 15 minutes we were set up on the beach, LCF changed into her very summer dress and I had fired off 100 frames. We were back in the warm car in a flash!! This is one of many keepers from the shoot. I love the tranquil look on her face despite single digit temperatures and near nudity perched on the edge of the Pacific. She is awesome 🙂