New Jersey beaches are a mecca for vacationing families from all over the Tri- State area. And one of the most tried traditions is getting your family portraits taken on the beach. The summer is one of my busier times with all the vacationing family sessions. Since I grew up in South Jersey and most of my photography sessions and experience are in that area. I will keep my list to include Atantic and Cape May counties only. I am sure that Central Jersey has a ton of beautiful beaches, but ours is better! wink wink.
1. Cape May, New Jersey
Historic Cape May has a victorian touch and the best sunsets with a wonderful lighthouse for a scenic landscape. Cove Beach is one of my most favorite beach photography spots around! Cape May beaches have a versatile landscape. Most beaches don’t allow sunset views from the beach. Cape May also has some under developed open land around many of the bay beaches. It gives a feel unlike all of New Jersey.
2. Avalon, NJ
Secluded beaches with sprawling dunes and long pathways to a white sand are the cornerstone of Avalon beaches. I love the long pathways that I start every session. It allows enough shade to be able to do sessions earlier for the little ones whose bedtimes are much earlier than our summer golden hours. Sunrise sessions have become a fan favorite since it gives a certain feel that is good for little ones as well. Having the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean allows for some beautiful silhouettes that are something that I love being able to provide for all my families.
3. Ocean City, NJ
The family mecca for the boardwalk, and sun and surf is Ocean City. Often labeled, America’s Greatest Family Resort, with a ferris wheel as a backdrop always makes for some fun family photos. The extreme north and south end of the eight miles of beach are photographer favorite gems.
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