Summer is the perfect time to take it easy, relax and reconnect with family. Many families head to the beach or other destination to do just that! Perfect time for Summer family photos. This is exactly what one of my long-time clients did this past June! They met up with their family at their beach house on Bald Head Island and commissioned me to come and take their summer family photos. Hurricane Isaias hit the island the day before their session, but luckily their home was not damaged and the ferry was running just in time for their session. There was some debris on the beach, but I was able to find a nice area where things were in good shape right down from where they were staying. Phew!
When we met up, everyone was in good spirits after a day in the sun on the beach. They hadn’t seen each other for quite some time due to COVID-19, so it was extra special when they were finally reunited. Cousins truly are like best friends (or siblings). I loved watching them cuddle and play together. Both sets of parents did a great job coordinating everyone too. As you know, that is not always an east feat with extended families, but it was a seamless fusion!
What a great looking family here! They were just the sweetest and very welcoming. They love having fun and I knew they were enjoying the start of their trip together with how everyone was interacting during their session. Pure love here. I know I already mentioned their outfits, but the images below really showcase how well everyone coordinated together! Perfect example of what to wear for beach Summer family photos.
At the end of the session, we let the kids play in the water and just be kids! This last bit of time is perfect for showing off those fun personalities and relationships for summer family photos. It’s really where they can let loose and not care so much about their outfits anymore. It is so hard for littles to stay out of the water and not get too sandy during beach sessions. Cannot blame them one bet. It is certainly tempting!!!! So, going for a dip is great incentive during the session for kiddos.
This little lady was not a fan of the water or sand, so while everyone else played, she explored and got some cuddle time with mom on the way back to their house. Such a beauty like her mom.
Just as I was about to leave, I noticed these little feet and legs under the outdoor shower and I had to get some images from my vantage point. Wouldn’t this make the perfect image for a bathroom or shower room? Ahhhh…the signs of Summer.
If you are planning a vacation and would like me to come to capture your Summer family photos while you are there, just let me know. I’d be happy to discuss details with you. firstname.lastname@example.org | 706.713.0676