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.
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.
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!
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!
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?
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.