Fun Summer Family Photo Shoot | Vinalhaven

I was so excited last week when I received an email from a former client!   It meant that I would take the ferry to Vinalhaven for a really fun summer family photo shoot!  When I was there last year the season was early fall.  I remember it was a clear, crisp day, unlike last weeks session which was clear but hot! 

It's pretty awesome when I know that the mom simply wants me to capture images of her children playing.  She doesn't want props and knows I might not get all three children in the same photo at the same time.  When given this much freedom, I know the personalities of each child will come through in the photos.  Let them play, I'll do the rest!  That is my motto for fun family photos.

DSC_0022.jpg
DSC_0105-1.jpg
DSC_0027.jpg
DSC_0073.jpg
DSC_0128b.jpg
DSC_0166.jpg
DSC_0172.jpg

This is how to have a fun summer family photo shoot!

I think this little guy is completely thrilled with himself as he splashes water into his face!  The joys of childhood are endless and this sweet, simple moment captures so much joy.  He has his whole life ahead of him, but right now nothing at all matters except for the beach and the water.

DSC_0191.jpg
DSC_0242.jpg
DSC_0195b.jpg
DSC_0286.jpg
DSC_0261b.jpg

This sweet little one was having fun dumping water on mom!  Luckily it was a very hot day and the water was a nice refreshing temperature, otherwise mom might not have been happy!

DSC_0266-1.jpg
DSC_0093b.jpg
DSC_0406b.jpg
DSC_0350.jpg
DSC_0484b.jpg
DSC_0574.jpg

After the beach we took a drive to the quarry for a swim to get the salt and sand off, plus to cool down.  The water is deep but this young lad has been swimming like a fish for a couple of years!

DSC_0546.jpg

I adore this photo!  Such joy and utter bliss on both of their faces.  Gosh, it doesn't get any better than this, would you not agree? 

DSC_0059.jpg
DSC_0012.jpg
DSC_0121b.jpg
DSC_0587b.jpg
DSC_0589.jpg
DSC_0043.jpg
DSC_0091b.jpg
DSC_0330b.jpg

By the looks on their faces, I'd say the beach and quarry were both a hit!  Are you ready for your family photo session?  It isn't too late, but each passing day comes and goes quickly.  I hope you enjoyed your preview!  The rest will be finished shortly.