Morning, You Can Be Beautiful


Morning is not usually my favorite time of day. However, I recently played at “model” for a photographer who does, in fact, love morning. William Mann is a Boston-based photographer, but makes it down to Florida on a regular basis. When he’s here, he’s at the beach. At dawn. With his camera.

I met him there at 6:30am one morning, just as the sun was beginning to peak over the horizon. We had a great time. And got some great shots.





Will was a great guy, and really made me feel comfortable being on the other end of the camera. I’m not a model by any means, and I usually have no idea what to do with my hands. We managed though. I’m not sure which is my favorite, but I’m leaning toward the top silhouette and the last one of me walking. I love the colors.

So maybe I might just be a fan of morning now.

If you like what you see here, you’ll love his portfolio. Not to mention his Instagram. You can find him here:

William Mann Photography | Facebook | Instagram | Blog

{Photography by William Mann}

  • Adria J. Cimino

    Those are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing them on your blog…

    • Thank you!! He’s such a talented photographer – and we managed to cross paths when I saw a beach photo on his Instagram and recognized it as my local beach! Random, but with excellent results lol. 🙂

  • They are beautiful! The last is my favorite because of the colors and the pose. Gorgeous and you look amazing!

    • Thank you!! I love that one too – it just looks so soft. It was actually a really fun experience, and I’m usually so awkward when being photographed! lol

  • Jennifer Snyder

    Wow! Look at you! These photos are absolutely stunning. The first and last snaps are my favorite. What a fun photo shoot!

    • Thank you!! I really can’t take too much credit, Will deserves the majority of that. 🙂 It was really fun though – would love to do more someday!

  • Beautiful photos! I love the top one!

    • Thank you!! It was such a gorgeous morning, we hardly had to do a thing! 😉

  • What beautiful shots – so dreamy and romantic!!

    • Thank you!! I’m not in the habit of going to the beach at dawn, but I might start working it into my schedule a bit more often now. 🙂

  • You’re right, those shots might be worth waking up for! I think my fave is the third one.

    • They came out really nice! We’re lucky here in Florida because we have excellent sunrises and sunsets, and not a hill in sight to obstruct the view! lol

  • bettynz

    I don’t do mornings very well so thanks for your wonderful shots!

    • You’re so welcome! I’m guessing you’re from New Zealand, given the name and photo? 😉 I’m going to be moving there later this year!

  • Same here!! It takes a bit to drag me out of bed before the first light, but each time I do it is sooo worth it!! Will is a great photographer as well, so it was indeed a great start to my day. 🙂 xoxo

  • Gorgeous photos! I love mornings, and I love beaches. These are stunning, you look beautiful!

    • Thank you so much!! I’d never really “modeled” for any real kind of photo shoot before – it was such a fun time! 🙂