Summer may have drawn to a close but we can still long for day’s spent on the beach with the sun in our faces and our toes in the sand. Our monthly theme this month was “Beach” images and we received so many beautiful submissions. We felt these images that we’ve shared in this  ” Life’s a Beach” Special Edition really captured the carefree feeling of a day at the beach. We hope you enjoy!

Life’s a Beach | Life + Lens Blog Special Edition

The sand may be rinsed from my feet, but in my heart I am always at the beach. – Unknown

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Marie Monforte Photography | San Diego, CA | IG: @mariemonfortephotography | FB

If you want to know how much we love you, count all the waves in the sea. – Unknown


Following Seas Photography | Charleston, SC | IG: @followingseasphotography | FB

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came. – John F. Kennedy

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Kristin Kelley | IG: @kris.kelley

Hark, now hear the sailors cry / smell the sea, and feel the sky / let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic.

–Van Morrison


Michele V. Wagner Photography | Chicago, IL | IG: @michelevwagnerphotography  | FB

I honestly think the beach is the only place children actually entertain themselves. – Donna McLavy

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Tara Geldart Photography | Bathurst, NB | IG: @tara_geldart | FL 

Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach. – Michelle Held


Little H Photography | Fort Worth, TX | IG: @littlehphotography | FB

Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone. –Anonymous


Chelsey Crouse Photography | Newport Beach, CA | IG: @chelseyteagan | FB

At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun. –Anonymous

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BANG Images | Birmingham, AL | IG: @bangimages | FB

As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love. – Unknown

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Marie Monforte Photography | San Diego, CA | IG: @mariemonfortephotography | FB

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.– Isak Dinesen

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Karen Bailey Photography | Naperville, IL | IG: @kbaileyphotography  | FB

Thank you to all of you who submitted images! There’s still time to submit your images for next month’s Special Edition “Back to School” theme! Please see our Instagram for instructions.

Which “Beach” image is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!  Want to see last month’s special edition, click here!

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Life, Lens, and Love,

Rachel + Lisa

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