Weekend at the Beach

My assignment this weekend… photograph a few of the beaches in Sonoma County… the problem: the wind chill factor felt like it was about 10º and blowing at about 50 mph… so not the most conducive for enticing people to visit… especially when the article is coming out in the summer and photos show people all bundled and windblown… but it was fun nonetheless and these are my favorites.

I must be gaining confidence because I had the nerve to interrupt this young couples’ kissing session to ask if I could photograph them… but the double-fur-lined hoodies in the grass were irresistible.

This is my dear friend Heidi who went to great pains to take this photo… it was definitely not candid… as she would have preferred to check the view from the car.

Not normally a sunset kind of photographer… but sunsets with kites are pretty cool.

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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  1. Hi page its Frank. i was wondering if you had one of us kissing by any chance?


  2. Paige,

    All three of the photos are fabulous! I want to work with you more!!!

    Thanks so much,


  3. […] I have said sorry… here I go again… these are the Rollei’s version of the same weekend adventures… and my conclusion on the battle between film and digital… I like both. I think both […]


  4. i love these paige!!! rollei and digital. i really like the one of your friend heidi and the other one of the kite. great colors!! i’m not much of sunsets on the beach, but you make it look different.


  5. this is my treat on this monday morning to look at what you have been up to. your images are very beautiful and somehow different from before – as you said in connection with the two kissing kids – more daring, bolder. I like it very much.
    I send you love


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