This job affords me the opportunity to meet and work with families when they are at their happiest and most relaxed…on vacation! The Schwartz family headed south to the emerald coast for a family getaway and I am so glad that they did!
I was warned ahead of time that the youngest of their two boys HATED the sand and probably wouldn’t smile for the entire shoot. They were right, he did hate the sand, but after repeated renditions of “baby shark” and a theatrical display of mom and dad pretending to wrestle one another we got some genuine belly laughs out of that kid. I don’t know what was funnier, the attempts to get him to laugh or his reactions.
The weather was definitely not on our side for this session. Though the sun was high and bright, which I love, the wind was off the charts and that kicked up the salt spray making a wall of thick haze all along the beach. We decided to make the best of it and use the haze and wind to our benefit. Now the sweet Schwartz family have some beach memories to take with them forever.