Every month a group of my friends, all photographers, share a picture of our families with the caveat that we must be in the picture. Not an easy task sometimes. This month we went to Baker Beach on Mother’s Day to check out this beach for a photo shoot I was having soon. Baker Beach lies on the shore of the Pacific Ocean to the northwest of the city. It is roughly a half mile long, beginning just south of Golden Gate Point. Most likely if you have seen pictures with the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset they were taken here. The fun part about Baker Beach is that the northern section (closest to the bridge) is “frequented by clothing-optional sunbathers” so essentially a “nude beach.” Hence, we kept our distance from the northern most section as there were 2 gals in sweats with their tops off and 2 teens getting their photos done in very tiny bikinis. The day we were there it was cold, super windy, very bright, and packed with people. (I think the topless gals were just checking this of their bucket list because it was way too cold to be doing any kind of sunbathing.) So I quickly photoshopped out the masses in one shot and left them in the next shot. Here were are on Mother’s Day 2013.
I am excited this week to link to Gail Pomare. She is an amazing and thoughtful photographer. Please check her out!