As an Outer Banks family photographer, I see families in all sizes and groupings. There are young families of three with newborns all the way to big family reunions that include everyone from small grandchildren to a couple on their 50th anniversary trip. My favorite thing to photograph asides from toddlers and small children in any photo group at all… are the intimate relationships between two or three individuals. When it comes to intimate bonds, I don’t think much is stronger than between a mom and her child (son or daughter)! When you add three generations to the mix (in this case, grandma), it is even more special. I had the pleasure of photographing three generations of lovely ladies at the beach in Nags Head recently and it may be one of my very favorite photo sessions ever.
Lauren brought her adorable daughter Sadie Jo “pickle” and her absolutely lovely Mother-in-law to the photo shoot. I love that they had a special girls only vacation and that she chose to document those special relationships. Sadie Jo brought her cute little stuffed bunny friend. I even took a photograph of just bunny because it was special to her…and I think a lovie is worth remembering. Hundreds of birds came out to play and flew overhead, which made it an even more magical evening. Did I mention they knocked the “what to wear” to a family beach photo session out of the park? I always send my clients inspiration on what to wear to a photo shoot. Check out this board I created on Pinterest for some ideas on how to coordinate outfits: What to Wear: Inspiration on Pinterest I usually mention that flowy dresses and materials work well on camera at the beach. Lauren used a favorite dress of her daughter’s to build around and found her amazing flowy dress for a song on Amazon of all places. Can you believe it??? I might have to send all my clients there for online clothes shopping from now on.
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