Amy contacted me about photographing her family and baby boy Sawyer because he turned a whole year old! It was so sweet to see how excited they all were about the past year of their lives. A baby changes everything, including how many things you pack in your car to go anywhere! Amy was prepared for anything. She even brought along a gorgeous blue cake (that looked insanely delicious by the way…) for Sawyer to dive into. And of course, she had tons of wipes on hand for afterwards!
We met at Grayton Beach State park in Santa Rosa Beach, FL because Amy wanted a combination of beach and boardwalk photos. She picked a perfect day and location! The sun was high and warm, and I was so pumped because this was Sawyer’s first time in the sand. As a former sand eater myself (according to my parents) I was slightly concerned we would have trouble keeping Sawyer’s sandy hands out of his mouth… he was SO good though. The sand had him enamored. I laughed so hard with this little kid and his awesome parents.
Working with kind people like the Stal family is so rewarding. Being able to observe the amount of love in a family is such an amazing, unparalleled experience.