So I don’t think I ever blogged my beach session. Being from Indiana, this is something I only dream of for my clients, but my daughter is a softball player and last summer her team went to Nationals in Panama City, FL . As much as I LOVE watching her play softball, I was most excited about getting my kids out on the beach for a photo session. Now all of my fellow photographers know how difficult it can be to photograph your own children, and in the back of my head, I knew it would probably be tough, but the excitement of trying something new kept me optimistic. I took them shopping to find the perfect outfits and perfect color combinations for the photos. I am actually really proud of the way I coordinated their outfits. They looked so great together!
So the day comes that we are going to do photos. I researched the area to find the best beach and everything. Meltdown #1 happened because my daughter wanted to hang with some friends instead of going on our photo shoot. Meltdown #2 the daughter again, didn’t like her dress… melt down #3 ME. In tears because nothing was going as I’d hoped and we hadn’t even hit the beach! ha! So we finally make it there, and of course I get the typical photographer’s children response. No one wants to touch each other or stand close, kids making funny faces, the little one was obsessed with the ocean waves and kept running out in them *sigh* after about 30 minutes they were all DONE and I felt like I got absolutely nothing … buuut they don’t call me a photographer for nothing! I got home and was pleasantly surprised with what I had to work with. Yes, some of them are silly, but they are all “MY KIDS” and I can’t wait to get these on my walls because THIS is how I will remember my children when they are grown … fun, silly, fighting, laughter, chaos and I wouldn’t miss a second of it … So here are a few of my faves from that crazy day! *Oh, and all that being said, I would LOVE to do a beach session with a family that is not mine, so if you are looking for destination photographer, definitely get in touch with me!