I am a firm believer in allowing kids to be themselves during a photoshoot. I see it all the time when parents turn up worried about the kids and how they will handle being in front of the camera.
My secret to getting beautiful, natural & happy portraits of kids?
is to LET THEM HAVE FUN!
In this case it meant sea shell hunts, sandy hands, cartwheels and squeals of delight at the end when Mum and Dad let them frolick in the sea with their best clothes on! ...
There really is nothing like documenting the ordinarily beautiful.