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Seacoast NH Portraits | Beach Portraits

I grew up on the NH seacoast and I love everything about it. I love the rocky coast, the short stretches of beach, the way rte 1A winds along the coast, the summer shacks offering freshly fried seafood and the cold water that gives your system that gentle shock as you dive in. Now packing the boys up for a dinner on the beach is one of our new loves in life and Enna and I try to make it to the beach with the boys for the day as much as we can. One of the biggest differences with our beaches today as opposed to when I was in high school (I'll leave out the date), is the amount of activity in the water. The beaches have always been busy with swimmers and surfers, but if you were a NH surfer during my school years you were a rare breed, at least more so than today. I love walking down the beach and seeing all the surfers and now I'm seeing kite surfers, which is awesome. My neighbor Tom surfs often and he is one of those that grew up surfing our coast. So I dragged Tom out of the water so I could kick start a body of work I've been thinking of doing for some time; seacoast portraits. What I want to do is create portraits of locals that show their connection to the seacoast, whether that is surfing, tide pooling, sailing, fishing, etc. Young or old, if you're a seacoast NH water lover shoot me an email to inquire about my beach portraits, I'd love to make you one! ~Matt

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