If I were on the newlywed game with my husband and he was asked to share what his wife’s favorite place was, he would would tap his left shoulder because that is where I lay my head each night before going to sleep. It is there I tell him that I love him and that right “here” is my favorite place to be. While that is 100% true there is a place I frequent that also is a favorite place for me, especially when I want to be alone or reflect. That place is the beach.
I grew up on Long Island Sound in Southern Connecticut and after living some years away from the ocean, I made my way back to the beach years ago. Having lived away from the ocean made me realize just how much I NEEDED the ocean and how drawn I am to time away there. Being at the beach at sunrise, ushering in a new day, feeling connected to the universe and God, and reminding myself just how small I am (problems too) is truly my favorite place to escape. It puts it all in perspective and focus for me. I am blessed to have a photography company that allows me to spend time on the beach meeting with families and helping them make memories there. I believe I help them see what I see as well. My prayer is that everyone can at least once in their lifetime experience the beauty, wonder and majesty of the ocean. Whether I spend the early hours there or during the day with many others enjoying the sun and sand and playing in the water, or at the end of the day when the golden light of sunset is falling, I can find joy in every moment.