Majority of my family photo sessions are on the beach, it is my favorite place as it gives photographer such a range of possibilities.
This family of six packed their car and drove from Missouri to enjoy a family vacation in sunny San Diego.
While on the road trip they decided to take family portraits on the beach, to remember their vacation.
I introduced them to two of my favorite beaches.
We took beach photos at two of my favorite locations in La Jolla and Solana Beach, both offering their charm for our photography session.
Both days offered the typical San Diego charm - and perfect day for photography.
Family of six, with three adorable boys and a picture perfect daughter
These boys just loved the beach.
They explored, ran around and enjoyed splashing in the water - while they were looking over their little sister.
Some of my favorite photographs of the boys are when they were racing each other- pure smiles!
The little girl enjoyed being tossed up in the air by both her Mom and her Dad.
She was very curious of the waves and water. It is fun to watch kids and parents enjoy each other and appreciate the beauties of nature. The sea and sand is one great playground.
Styling for kids is so fun.
Since the photo shoot was an after thought for this busy mom, we had to discuss clothing and styling for the shoot. That can be a challenge when her closets are in another state.
She had some fun matching outfits for the boys which were by GAP who always delivers fresh and classic looks. The pink dress worn by her daughter is from Gap too.
The mom wanted to do a shot with her daughter both wearing these fun t-shirts that said "princess" and "queen". Very appropriate for a girl with three brothers. These are from an Etsy shop called SanderoDesigns.
Since I have a daughter and have a big collection of clothes I love to help with the styling as well.
I brought this cute bathing suit and swim cap which is by Janie and Jack. She looks so cute - just like a model that you would see in the Janie and Jack catalog.
I am a sucker for a good sunsuit. I especially love vintage ones.
I brought this sunsuit by Dagmar Daley which is a modern suit with the cutest vintage details.
Every season they come up with such charming patterns and details. I think she looks like a perfect doll in this outfit.
One of my favorite looks on any little girl is a tank top, tutu and butterfly wings.
I love the color of this tank top by Peek. The smile on her face says it all as she ran around the beach in a tutu and butterfly wings.
Fly little butterfly!
By the end of the shoot everyone was wet and full of sand. But it was one fun day!
What nobody needed ...
The one item you don't need for beach photography photo session is SHOES !
The best part for me-
Meeting a sweet family and reading these kind words from Mom:
"Thank you so much! They are beautiful! I love them all I can pick out just one favorite. I can't thank you enough. Keep up your amazing work God gave you a true gift. I hope to see you again in the future." -- Teresa
This is why I love taking pictures. To capture moments for a family who will cherish and remember those photos for a life time.