Chaffinch Island Park in spring/summer

Connecticut family photographer, shoreline photographer Connecticut

Chaffinch Island Park is one of my absolute favorite places to photograph in any season (see it in winter here).  In fall/winter the tones are muted and the light is soft. In spring/summer, the light is bright, the greens are vibrant, but we can still get the more neutral tones of the water as a backdrop. This park has the added advantage of trees, which means filtered sunlight – my favorite!

Shoreline Connecticut photographerDad with childTwo siblings laughingBoy playing in tree stand

It is also a relatively small park, which is great for families with little ones.  Without much walking we can cover all the gorgeous backdrops!  And kids of all ages will find a rock they can climb!

Little girl standing in sunshineBoy wading in waterFamily with water backgroundMom and sonKids looking at water

Finally, in spring/summer we can take our shoes off and wade into the water.  Bring a fishing net to catch crabs!  Collect shells!  Skip stones!  I love active sessions that combine snuggling and fun, and Chaffinch Island Park in spring/summer is the perfect place for this.  If you like the idea of candid photographs in addition to more posed ones, ask your photographer!  Candid photos are especially wonderful for capturing the true spirit of your children.  I love creating photo books that have a combination of posed and candid photos for my families.

Girl and boy looking for shellsGirl holding phragmitesBoy wading in water

Family sitting together

If you’d like to book a session with me, get in touch!  We can explore Chaffinch Island Park in this lovely part of Guilford together!

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