The gorgeous boy on our Late Summer issue cover is Rowen who was aged 18 months when the photo was taken. The photo was taken on Hayle Beach in Cornwall in the summer of 2020. Photographer Genna Whitehead remembers, “We started early in the morning to beat the crowds at the beach. Cornwall was extra busy due to so many more people ‘staycation-ing’, so it was important to find somewhere we could be safe, with lots of space. Hayle Beach is one of the largest in the area and boasts a long, fine sandy beach lined with sand-dunes, and we were able to find a big patch to ourselves. We’re very fortunate in Cornwall in that we have an array of amazing locations on our doorstep – and we’ve appreciated this even more this past year.”
Rowen’s mum says, “I remember the day really well. It was our first time going to Hayle beach. The boys were really excited for this day out. The weather stayed fine, and I was amazed by how beautiful the location was. There was no one there at all, a completely empty beach at that time, and we were so lucky to get the chance to explore and have the boys play in the dunes and splash around in the sea.”
Rowen’s T-shirt is from Frugi’s collection, and is a classic rainbow stripe print. It’s made from 100% GOTS certified Organic Cotton.