Jersey photographer: a sunset surfer photoshoot
‘Thalassophile: (n.) a lover of the sea’
It’s hard to grow up in Jersey and not have a deep sense of belonging and love for the sea - whether you are surfing, paddleboarding, swimming, canoeing, diving, kite-surfing, coasteering, fishing or simply walking alongside it. Children here grow up with salt in their hair, sand in their toes, and sunsets in their eyes. I can’t imagine a better natural adventure playground.
As a Jersey photographer, having the opportunity to photograph two boys - Oscar and Theo - that have grown up here and have the ocean firmly in their hearts was amazing. At such a tender age they are already both incredibly talented surfers, heading out regularly with their father who teaches them his passion for surfing and the ocean.
We lucked out with a warm and bright summer’s evening for their photoshoot at the surfing spot ‘chicken wire’ on the west coast, a favourite haunt of theirs. They brought along their awesome pup - Twiglet - with them, too. It was quite blustery for surfing, so we focused on shots of them on the beach with their boards, and had a bit of fun with silhouette jumps when the sun was sinking.
I hope you love looking through the images of these handsome, happy little surf dudes; they really did look so at home on the beach. You’ll spot one image of their dad too - it was too good not to include! My thanks to their family for letting me share their images. Xxx
If you would like some images of your little surfers I would love to hear from you.