I photographed this lovely family in Hermanus 2 years ago. So it was great to see them all again and see how their children had grown. The hour before sunset is the most magical hour for photos and the soft golden light created a healthy glow and beautiful reflections. Hermanus is a town on the southern coast of the Western Cape province of South Africa. It draws crowds for southern right whale watching during the southern winter and spring and is a popular vacation getaway. Doing a family vacation shoot on the beach allows children to run free and be themselves, and that is when the most natural and beautiful images are created.
Some fun things to do in Hermanus as a family:
- Visit one of the stunning beaches like Grotto, Kamma Baai, Sandbaai, Onrus beach and lagoon, Hawston, and enjoy a picnic. Remember to pack in a beach umbrella as the midday sun can be harsh.
- Go horseriding on the beach…early morning sunrise is said to be lovely!
- Visit the African penguin & seabird sanctuary near Gaansbaai. The aim of the sanctuary is to provide care and wellbeing for the oiled and abandoned birds and penguins.
- Experience delicious ice creams at Gelato Mania near the harbour…and be sure to try the Turkish Delight flavour.