I just adore this sweet family! Every year they spend their summer vacation at South Padre Island enjoying the sun and the sand. There is so much for the kids to do that Mom gets just a little break to unwind when the day is done. Since summers at South Padre are such a big part of their family life, documenting it at the end of the summer is such a sweet memory for them to have.
Before I do any session I always spend a good amount of time talking to the mom about styling for the session. One of the biggest questions I always ask is how do you want to remember this moment in time? When you look back on this time in your life in 10-20 years from now how do you want to see your images displayed? Sooo......Mom decided that having a wall art portrait in her home that she can look at everyday showing the love that they have for each other would be a special way to capture their family.
Every part of the session was planned ahead of time from the clothing I helped her pick and the color tones that coordinate, down to how this session would be edited in post production. While many of my beach session edits are very pastel with dreamy skies, this one we decided to go with an earthy organic feel, classic and timeless; and getting to know mom, the styling is very unique and reflective of her family. I just love the way this edit turned out and I am so thrilled that I got to create something unique to their style.
Such a cute little man!
Such a spunky little girl!
This was the last shot of the evening during blue hour. It was such a serene moment when the crowds have left the beach and all of the beach umbrellas have been taken up. Such a sweet moment where they were able to take a minute alone together and enjoy the sound of the ocean.