Extended Family Beach Photography-Pensacola Beach Family Photographer

What is an Extended Family Session?

extended family-Pensacola Beach Family Photographer-Ann Mangum Photography

Extended Family Sessions are when you have several families that are related come together for one photo session. As life gets busier and busier we find ourselves being apart more from the ones we love, sometimes only getting together at Holidays. When a family has taken the time to plan a vacation to have everyone gathered all together this is a very special event to document. Some families get together every year in the same location while others may get together only every few years. I have seen some families who have not been together in many years, so you can imagine how more special that would be for everyone to want to document their time together.

i love being apart of these sessions, I love to capture each families personality as well as the entire family as a whole, and even get some candids of the kids running, and jumping in the water! These sessions always make me laugh, they make me cry at times, and sometimes they surprise me with a baby announcement, a birthday, or even a wedding proposal. I feel so honored to be apart of each family as they travel here and enjoy the beach, which is the place I call Home!!

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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!!