Some of my best memories growing up are going to the beach with my family. We went to the same beach every year, sometimes with my aunt and uncle, cousins and grandparents, and I'll never forget those summer traditions. So when Nicky contacted me about a session at the beach with her family, including her mom, sister and grandparents, I was more than excited. I knew how much these photos will mean to not only Nicky, but to her children, and was hoping to catch as many real moments of them just enjoying the sun and the sand as I could.
We started the session when the sun was still pretty strong, but we went with it, knowing that with a 1 year old and a 3 year old, the minutes were numbered this late in the evening. After finishing some posed portraits, everyone just hung out, having fun on the beach while I snapped away. The light sank lower in the sky and made way for some gorgeous backlit images of the girls playing with their parents, grandmother and aunt, and when Nicky's daughters decided to hop on the beach wheelchair wheels, I knew we had gotten that special shot of the girls and their great grandparents Nicky was hoping for. It may not be a perfectly posed portrait in the dunes, but the looks on their faces and the magical hazy light are just my favorite. I hope that the story these photos tell of this family's relationships and the fun they had at the beach each summer will be treasured forever!
Thank you, Nicky, for asking me to photograph your family again - I love my repeat clients and it is always a pleasure to spend time with you and your sweet family!
I may have room in the schedule for one more beach session, so if you are interested contact me to check availability soon!
Can you believe summer is pretty much over??? Now is the time to start thinking about Christmas card photos -set up a portrait session or fun storytelling session (baking cookies in Christmas jammies, anyone?) before the schedule fills up!