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Family Photo Shoot At The Beach

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Allison, a long time friend of my stepdaughter’s. She asked me to come her home by the beach to take pictures of her 3 gorgeous children. Of course I said yes and I’m so glad I did.

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When I arrived the baby, who is only 4 months old, was napping so the two older kids and Allison and I took a walk down the street to the beach. How cute are these two?

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They are also quite energetic. This little guy, who is 4, wanted to show me everything! The oysters and the clams and the sand and the sea.

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He was constantly on the move but luckily inspiration struck and I asked him to show me his favorite rock. I just love the way he’s looking at me here.

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His big sister wanted to do everything I asked of her. She is absolutely gorgeous and so easy to photograph. She loves the beach and was so happy to have her picture taken there.


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This photo kills me. I didn’t even ask her to put her hands under her chin, she just did it. Future model, right there.

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And this one! How about a big canvas over the fireplace? That’s what I wold do.

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Looking at Allison here you can see why her kids are so gorgeous, right? I mean, come on.

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Back to the house we went and the baby was awake and ready for his close up. He is so sweet and put up with a lot of manipulating as we tried to get all 3 kids to at the same time. Ha!

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The kid were pretty much done at this point but we managed to get one with Allison and the 3 of them as well as one of the entire family.



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There’s my trooper on the right still smiling at me. The baby? He’s had enough. And the 4 year old? I promised him if he smiled nicely this would be our last photo. Can you see that gleam in his eye? Oh yah. As soon as I snapped this he jumped down and said, “that’s it!” I promised Allison a do-over of this one. Ahem.

What a fun time I had, though. I just love this photography business and the chance it gives me to tell a family’s story.

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  1. Beautiful work! And it can be a trial to get kids to look natural once they see that camera. They must have had fun with you.

  2. This is so much nicer than having kids in a studio in stiff poses. The children and beautiful and so are the photos.

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