Summer Solstice – A Celebration of Light

As a child, summer meant going barefoot, dripping popsicles, days at the pool, and a long break from school. With summer picnics, vacations, cookouts, and family get togethers, summer is a time to put the long, cold days of winter behind you and step out into the sun. In ancient days, summer solstice was celebrated as the return of the Sun King, the longest day of the year. With feasts and festivals, they rejoiced in the return of the light.

The best way to celebrate the summer solstice to spend it outside. Whether throwing the perfect pool party, spending the day at the beach, or simply sitting under a tree reading a book, there is no wrong way to celebrate. With the whole summer just starting, there are so many exciting adventures ahead, even if you aren't a child anymore.

The Summer Soltice is also a time for new beginnings. A time to take on those challeneges you weren't sure you were ready for, a time to make changes in your life that you have been putting off. A time to renew  or strenghten old friendships and even make new ones.

Why not kick off summer by starting a new tradition, such as catching a concert in the park? Or perhaps enjoying a beautiful sunset over the ocean, a neighborhood cookout, or a day of sailing the beautiful San Diego Bay? As the long day comes to an end, building a bonfire on the beach, roasting marshmallows and watching the fireworks can be the perfect ending.

The summer is just beginning and the possibilities are endless, just as they were when you a kid and school had just let out. One of the biggest lessons of the summer solstice is to celebrate life by getting out and living it, enjoying the light while the days are warm and sunny. Don't let the summer slip away without having some adventures. Let us capture your adventures so you can relive them when the cold winds blow. Contact us to find out how we can help you save your favorite moments with portraits.