Romance at Sunset
I met Whitney & Jeff awhile ago. In fact, I was lucky enough to do their maternity photos.
So, when she asked about a Family Portrait session on the beach, at sunset–I knew it would be amazing.
We chose one of my favorite locations, Fort Desoto Park Beach–where the views are spectacular, the water is always welcoming, and the white, powdery sand goes on for miles. There is a pier, an old historic fort, and dunes galore to explore. It is very private, and you do not need to fight the crowds.
We started out with a few shots for their Christmas card in long sleeved buffalo check plaid, (Not easy to do in November when it is still 80 degrees) then moved down the beach for some fun in the sun. It was their 11 month old sons first time experiencing the ocean, and he was not sure what to think about the retreating waves. I could not help but laugh as he tried to eat the sand, and kicked his feet in the water.
Whitney tried everything to get Odin to smile, but all he wanted to do was chew on his fist or little fingers. (We found out later he was teething, when 4 little teeth emerged at once) I guess we were lucky he has such a good nature.
Then it was Whitney & Jeff’s turn for some couple photos. (Thankfully my daughter Meghan was along, as she got to play with the little guy while we continued our photo shoot)
Every time I am lucky enough to get these two in front of my camera, I have so much fun. They are naturals! Their love and connection is tangible.
Whitney is also a photographer, so she needs zero prompting in the posing department. She nails it each time!
And Jeff? He just dotes on his family, and is all smiles and laughter.
Side note: Be careful when going barefoot down dune paths. We found out–the hard way–there are picker and thorn plants hiding everywhere. We had to stop mid-way through our shoot to extract the pesky things. Let me just say, OUCH!
I am so blessed to know this incredible family, and honored they continue to chose me to capture their special life moments.
I cannot wait till our next session.