Last week I had the honor of photographing a large (in numbers) family from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas. They stayed at a beautiful beach home in Seagrove Beach which is about half an hour from Panama City Beach, Florida.
This was a great shoot I tell ya! This fun-loving family made my life very easy. They were up for about anything! They even brought along the family dog, which I referred to as “The Beast.” I probably shouldn’t have done that seeing how the kiddos started saying it, too. Sorry, guys. It was meant in a fun way.
We took a few standard photos and then goofed around and just let the photos happen. That’s when the good moments occur. When you just step back, try not to control the situation too much and wait for those magic moments. Those moments can’t be fabricated. They are real and make for wonderful photographs.
I was down in the sand at least half of the time during the beach photo session. By the time I was finished with the shoot I had sand in all of my pockets, all over my arms and sunk down deep into the padding of my camera backpack. (Normally I wouldn’t carry my photo backpack to the beach, but I had just gotten back from photographing a wedding in Tennessee a few hours before.)
I enjoy every family beach photo session I photograph, but I had an especially fun time on this one.
See you on the beach!