My first session in Florida (we stayed at Dune Allen near Santa Rosa Beach close to Seaside BTW) was with three children and as sweet as the kids are, the thought behind the session is what gets me. Their Aunt Becky scheduled the shoot as a surprise for their parents who had no idea what we were up to! And she planned it b/c her brother, their dad, is headed to Iraq for the next year.
When I think about it I just can't fathom being that woman knowing she's going to be a single mom for the next year. Just. Can't. Imagine.
So I was excited to be able to give this family, their dad especially, some photos of these adorable kids. To take with him. To keep them close. Even while he's so so so far away.
And what better place to photograph kids than the beach?!?
Enjoy your sneak peek Becky (and Sue!)!
I love the last shot of this big brother. The line of the palm tree. Actually, the palm trees made me so happy all week!
TODAY: One session down and one to go! Napping children mean I'm working as fast as possible. Napping children mean a quiet house whispering for me to come sleep too. Trying hard to work through the quiet!