I’d like to begin with saying a beach family vacation is the PERFECT occasion to have family portraits taken. Especially when you’re vacationing together with your extended family. This is likely one of the only times you are all under one roof together, it isn’t a stressful holiday and the weather could not be more perfect! I love these portrait sessions because it allows me to highlight all the various legacy’s that exist in your entire family.
With these sessions I start the same way each time. First we take a large group photo with all the family members present. This traditionally is the hardest one to capture so starting here ensures we get several good ones before we start to break things down.
Next we capture each individual family, all together, kids together & individual, Mom with kids, Dad with Kids & Mom & Dad together. I also make sure to include a portrait of the Grandparents with each family.
After capturing our families individually we move into other fun combinations. The grandparents with all their grandchildren is an absolute must along with the grandkids alone. Depending on the ages of the grandkids this can sometimes require a little assistance from the parents.
Much of the time your family is celebrating a family milestone, a wedding anniversary perhaps. Regardless, a portrait of Mom & Dad is also a requirement for me.
Mom & Dad with adult children and adult children along is also a good one.
Because we’re shooting on the beach and the placement of the sun, I start all sessions with the dunes behind you. As we get half way through our time together and sun comes down I can then switch to have you facing the dunes and the waves behind you.
I always bring along a surprise for my littlest clients to reward them for “doing a good job” and allowing me to take their photos.
Vacation season is around the corner and I invite you to check with me for availability during your vacation week here in Sandbridge. I would love to be your family photographer while you’re enjoying a stress free vacation!
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