Next family up on the blog, is the family of a past senior! I love when families come back to see me. It’s great to catch up AND get them some new beautiful photos! Even though I am pretty sure, this was not tops on the boys’ lists to do, they were great sports (and I think that they even, maybe, had a little bit of fun too! It’s so great that all of the family wanted to do this for mom.
We had a great time on our shoot at Kraft Azalea. It is a beautiful park, however at this time of year, it is packed solid with lots of families getting their Christmas pictures! Thankfully, we can all work well around each other so everyone gets beautiful images 😉 Here are a few sneak peeks from our shoot:
‘Tis the season for family photos! Now, not all of my family clients want sneak peeks, because they want to save them to send out to family. And that is totally understandable and no problem! This family wanted to do family photos to have new and updated family photos, not just for a holiday card. I have photographed one of their daughters for her senior photos this year, and then mom decided it was time to do a whole family session. LOVE THAT!! She wanted to do it at the beach. I think the kids would have been happier if it was the beach in the afternoon, not at sunrise ;), but they were great sports and woke up super early. And we were so lucky with a gorgeous sunrise that morning! (That part I can’t control, so I am always super excited when it all works out like this). All said and done, I’m sure all 3 took naps that day, knowing that they made their parents happy with some beautiful new family photos!
Here are some sneak peeks from our shoot:
It isn’t too often that you will find me photographing a wedding! But there are a few special times that I will. This is one of those times! A very small intimate wedding (with just the couple and immediate family) for a long time friend of mine. I’d say that is a special time that I would do a wedding ;). The ceremony was supposed to be on the beach, but with the red tide issues going on right now, it was moved to a park near the beach. The weather was pretty overcast, and there were some kind of strange little bugs that were attacking all of our legs, but none of that dampened the mood at all. Beautiful couple with a very sweet ceremony and love all around them. I’d call that a perfect wedding day!
Here are a few sneak peeks for you to enjoy:
This next family sneak peek is a little different. This is part of MY family! This is my sister’s family (who doesn’t get in front of my camera very often) while we were on vacation in Maine. I do get the kiddos in my lens probably close to once a year or every other year. But the entire family? Much more difficult to do! So, I didn’t give them much of a choice. It is going to happen when we were all on vacation together ;). I love this little family so much!
Here are a few sneak peeks from our shoot:
I had a great time meeting this family. I already had met half of them, because the oldest son had his senior photos taken a few months ago! I love when families realize the importance of getting family photos, especially after the kids are little. Why is it that we stop getting family photos when the kids get older? There is never a perfect time to do a family session, but before college sounds pretty close to the perfect time to me!
Here are a few sneak peeks from their session:
Time for my family (and most photographed) family! I really look forward to these shoots. Since I have been photographing both of the kiddos since they were born, it is so nice to catch up with them and watch them grow. They are such great kids, with huge personalities! We went to a location that I haven’t been to in a while, and I have to say, I was really loving it!
Here are a few sneak peeks from their shoot:
Happy New Year! I am so excited to be starting another year, meeting and photographing new people! And even better, photographing families AGAIN! I love seeing families come back to me, wether it be annually, or after several years. The first posting of 2018 is a family that I met a couple of years ago, when the youngest daughter was one of my seniors. I adore her, and we have kept in touch! Well, her siblings were all going to be in town for the holidays, so they decided they would like to do another family session! Loved seeing them again!
Here are a couple of sneak peeks from our family shoot (and one with the daughter and her boyfriend 😉 ) –
Squeezing in one last family before the holidays! And what a fun shoot this was! Yes, I was nervous when I heard they wanted two horses and a dog in the family photo, I will admit that. But honestly, it couldn’t have gone smoother! We had extra hands (and an awesome sounds app) to help the horses look, and the dog could have been a model! He had no problem staying still and looking very handsome for the photos. So, animals all good, check! Now to the family. All gorgeous and happy, check! End result, a fantastic family photo with the ENTIRE family looking perfect! I had a great time meeting and working with this lovely family. A GREAT way to end shoots before Christmas!
Here are a few sneak peeks from their shoot:
I love this next family up for sneak peeks! (Some of my seniors may recognize the mom, she is one of my fabulous make up artists.) This family is so gorgeous and so much fun to shoot. First of all, don’t they look like they are straight out of a magazine? Their outfits never disappoint! The kiddos are growing up and every time, just more and more fun to photograph. The little boy started making their weird face when I would click the shutter. I asked him what the face?! It was his emoji face! It was so funny, I wanted to share that as one of their sneak peeks. The little girl is so beautiful, and loves being in front of the camera. She was even talking about her senior photo session (she is in 5th grade, btw)! Love this family!
Here are just a few sneak peeks to hold them over until the rest are ready!
The next session up on the blog is a two-fer! I met this sweet set of twins years ago, when their mom booked a family session. I think they were in 5th grade at the time. I was so honored that they wanted to come back to me this many years later for their senior photos! Now getting to this day was challenging. We had a couple of different reschedules due to our lovely hurricane season. But then the waiting paid off. We had an absolutely beautiful morning to shoot at the beach. Yes, it is a pain to wake up so early to get ready and all the way out to the beach before sunrise, but then you get a gorgeous morning, and it all is worth it! As a nice bonus, the waves were really kicking. So Sloan got the crashing waves photos she wanted.
Now, as a notice to other seniors (class of 2018), if you are wanting senior photos done that are more YOU, and you aren’t on my calendar yet, NOW is the time! Most seniors have their senior photos done before the end of the calendar year. The reason is, the last half of the school year is crazy busy and it just flies by. Before you know it, you are planning prom and grad parties, and you still haven’t had your portraits done yet! I actually start NEXT year’s class in a couple of months. Now don’t worry, I can still get you in, but I do need to get you on the schedule soon! Email me, text me, call me, whatever. Let’s start talking about YOUR senior photos!
Now, back to the twins! Here are a few sneak peeks from our shoot: