Edge of Day (Part 1)

Edge of day part one: fashion photography at fort DeSoto, Florida

There’s something about a sunset on the beach! When you look out into the ocean it feels like you can see to the end of the world, and when the sun drops down below the horizon it reminds you that the world goes on beyond what you can see. Also there are lots of pretty colors, and that’s the main attraction to photographers like us. We spent an hour and a half with Allison, exploring the beautiful beach at Fort DeSoto, and watching the sun make its way down the sky until it finally met the waves and disappeared.

Model stands by tree at fort desoto in florida

There’s a lot of work that goes into a photo session like this - coming up with a concept, contacting the model, picking an outfit, choosing a location, consulting tidal charts, and of course taking and editing the photographs - and there’s a lot that can (and probably will) go wrong - schedule conflicts, misreading tidal charts, other park visitors in the way, and of course mosquitos, thousands of mosquitos - but when it’s all over and we look over the images we produce, we remember why we did it all.

Sun shines through models hair in white dress

Allison looked great in her elegant white dress, and the color of the sunset was brilliant on her hair. We wanted to test out a number of props that we might use in the future. In this series we made use of a beautiful ornamental lantern. In the next series we’re going to publish from this session she holds a paper umbrella that works beautifully.

Model holding candle at sunset. two photos

This post is part one of a two part series; see more photos of Allison on the beach. Check out more photos of our model Allison in our previous session in Gulfport.

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