A client for several years, I squealed when Lindsey told me she was interested in a girls beach session for herself and two young daughters. We headed out to Tybee only to be promptly driven away by the reckless wind and whipping sand. A few weeks later we tried again and although it was still windy and overcast, the weather proved to add to that carefree, beachy vibe.
We moms are usually the ones behind the lens instead of in front of it. And while it is an important task, being the memory maker, it’s imperative that we take the time to be in the images, too. There are always a myriad of reasons as to why moms put off family portraits (I usually hear the “need to lose weight” excuse), but I urge you to not wait. Tomorrow isn’t promised, and your children won’t care if you needed a haircut or to shed a few pounds … they’ll just want to remember you. I promise.
One of my favorite images from the entire session. I opted to give this a soft painted effect, and I’m so glad I did as it brings out the softness in the waves. Think it has potential for a print competition image … any thoughts on a title?
Miss C.’s love for the beach just can’t be contained.
Yup, this was the hands down favorite image from their entire session and mom ordered it big for their home. Again, I chose a soft painted effect. It really helped to pop the gentle pastel hues in the image, and I adore how the painted effect creates even more flow and movement in the girls’ dresses.
Lindsey, thank you for trusting me to photograph your family over the past several years. It’s been such a honor to watch the girls grow.