Extended Family Beach Session- Pensacola Beach Family Photographer

One of the perks about living at the beach is having family come to visit, there is always so much to do here with our white beaches and warm weather!  I remember the first time someone contacted me about an extended family photo session, I was so nervous I thought to myself  how can I get everyone in focus and to smile at the same time.   With a bit of practice and some very patient families I now love extended family sessions.  It is a wonderful time for some great memories and since I have taken them on, I have had many families tell me that this would be the first time they have had photos in 5, or 10 years and sometimes even ever together and that makes my job all the more special!  

This family in particular is special to me because our children have known each other since Kindergarten, her husband has coached my son and  they are such sweet family and always makes me laugh.  And this session was no surprise when I met the sister who was just as funny.  I love families who can laugh and have fun!!

Christmas Family Session-Pensacola Family Photographer

When we first moved to Pensacola my kiddos used to ride thier tricycles in the cul-de-sac of these boys neigborhood, they were all so little.  Since that time we have all moved from each other but I have enjoyed being able to photograph this family each year to be able to stay connected.  They are so handsome and just so funny, I look forward to my time with them because their is never a dull moment!!

Williams Beach Family Session- Pensacola Beach Lifestyle Family Photographer

I have known Micah for several years now, and I was so excited when she contacted me to photograph her family on the beach.  Their wish was to be photographed on the beach before their big move to Italy.  For several years now they have considered this their home but in a few short months their family will start on a new adventure out of the country.  

The beach had been so calm leading up to our session but the few days before it became cold and a bit windy.  Do you think it stopped these active kids from having a little beach fun,  NOT at all!! The water temperature was actually warmer than the air.  Oh how I love Pensacola Beach in the Winter!!

Gillinov Family Session-Pensacola Beach Family Lifestyle Photographer

Corey and Kim are just the two sweetest people I know always full of energy and smiles and I was so excited to photograph them with their sweet baby Matthew who I just adore.  I think you can see that this family is very close and there is much love that surrounds them and at the end of our session they let me in on a little surprise that they are expecting baby #2!!  

Sommer Family Beach Session-Pensacola Beach Lifestyle Family Photographer

When this mother of two boys contacted me, she wanted to get photos taken for her Christmas Cards.  Just the week before their session we had a hurricane come thru and damage the National Seashore which is where we had planned to have our session. We managed to find this perfect little spot surrounded in a little quiet area of Pensacola Beach and you would never know by the beauty that  surrounded us that we had such bad weather just a week ago. 

  When I asked mom what was the thing she would like to freeze most about her family, she wrote "the sweet hugs and cuddles from my boys"  I think she got her cuddles and with boys there always a bit of  running involved as well! 

Simpson Family- Milton Lifestyle Family Photographer

This mom contacted me to say she wanted a session for her newborn twins but it almost did not happen.  This babies were born early and had to stay in the hospital for a bit, then life of course gets in the way and then what do you know a hurricane comes to town.  But that did not stop us, I came to visit this sweet family on the Saturday before Hurricane Nate came and we just had a bit of fun reading and playing with the twins. 

Vu Family-Pensacola Beach Lifestyle Family Photographer

Vy grew up here in Gulf Breeze but now lives outside Dallas, she shared with me that she had her family come and visit her baby 3 years ago and they never left, I love that!!  It is so nice to have your family close because your children grow up so fast.  Vy said they get to visit Florida several times a year but they had never had photos taken at the beach, they wanted to enjoy the our white beaches and our beautiful water.  I hope I was able to give them some wonderful memories for years to come!!

A Day in the Life- Gulf Breeze Lifestyle Photographer

I admire each of our military families and their service to our country.  Every time I think about moving I get knots in my stomach then I meet a family like Tressa and her kids who have moved every couple of years and they are so proud and gracious about what they do and the people they get to meet it makes me appreciate their service so much more!!  

When Tressa and I spoke about doing a Lifestyle session in her home she told me she had a very active baby boy who loved to be bounced and talked too, and she did not lie, we were able to capture Bentley having a bit of fun.  Aubrie on the other hand could have kept me there all day showing me everything in her room and modeling everything in her closet!  We had so much fun exploring all the light around their house.  I sure hope Daddy enjoys the photos and comes home soon!!