Goodbye to the beach ~

~Goodbye to the beautiful Florida beaches for this sweet family…. soon they will be headed for new and exciting adventures in a bit cooler climate!

Family photos on the beach can be so much fun and man – can you believe those colors!!!! Seriously this is honestly the true and beautiful color of the sky just as the sun set! I couldn’t make this up if I tried!  Though the wind was not our friend that day – it was worth it just to have a relaxed and fun time on the beach together 🙂

Good luck in your upcoming travels Kelly and family!  I know you will be sorely missed here in Saint Johns!

Can you see the cool moon rise just above them????!!!!????

When you are facing the camera and don’t see the waves coming…. tehehe

I haven’t done many of these lately since they are definitely a bit tricky but there is just something magical about a beautiful back lit image (or at least there is to me!)

 

So last year….. my crew from last Thanksgiving

While I have been working away on some beautiful beach family photos I realized that I never shared my cute crew from our visit to Virginia last November to Grandaddy’s house.  So here you go – a quick snap of my crew and our entire crew together for the holiday (done with a tripod and a remote trigger for those big group shots).

Family portraits~Saint Johns Florida ~ Portrait Photographer

It’s been a minute or two since I’ve posted any portrait work – though I have taken it slow since our move – I did do a bit of family portrait work this year 🙂  Here is a beautiful session of a wonderful family.kelly-t_family_01 kelly-t_family_02 kelly-t_family_03 kelly-t_family_04

Happy photo day!

Whew – what a year!  Yep, it’s been just over a year since we moved from Charlotte, NC to Saint Johns FL!  Crazy doesn’t even begin to cover it!  I am happy to report that O has been doing great and has been released from all his various doctors!  Whoot whoot!  Turns out that they feel his arthritis was illness induced and no reason to think he should have any future problems!  After a month of gluten free he seemed to be free of stomach aches so he’s now back to eating gluten and doing fine.  Placebo effect or not – who knows but I’ll take it!

I’m planning on ramping back up this fall with some family photo sessions now that our life has some resemblance of normalcy! Yay!  So to start things off I’m going to honor national photo day with a little post featuring some dear friends who were all dressed up for his Navy commission.  That 4 o’clock Florida sun made for a very short and quick session but a successful one all the same!

Hopefully more to come soon.  Wish  me luck!  It’s hard to rebuild!

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beautiful friends and beautiful family @Charlotte family photographer

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Sometimes it’s hard to wait until the end of the day to do a family photo session.  Little kids can get hungry and grumpy later in the day and it just takes a little more patience to wait until the sun is low in the sky to get everyone together and dressed for pictures but I’ll tell you that if you do… it’s soooooooooooo worth it.  The sun is just so beautiful in the late afternoon and I think Chaeli’s family photos show this off really well 🙂

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Beautiful North Carolina Family Portraits with fall leaves

I still think that I left my heart in Colorado but I have to admit that nothing is quite as beautiful as the fall in the Carolina’s!  Those beautiful leaves of such deep red, orange and yellow are breathtaking……making them the PERFECT backdrop for fall family portraits 🙂  I was also super excited that Andrea wanted to include her newest member of the family in our photo session!  Isn’t he just beautiful too!  Ahhh..puppies!  Thank goodness they are so cute because I remember just how much work that puppy stage can be, but he was a perfect angel for our session!

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Beautiful fall family photos with the Sutherland’s ~family photographer Lake Wylie~

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If I were to say what my specialty is or what I enjoy photographing the most, it would be families. I really enjoy interacting with kids of all ages (especially when they aren’t mine!) and I honestly feel that a nice family portrait is truly important.  I love seeing everyone together, smiling and enjoying each other.  I truly believe that a nice family picture has a true place in this crazy overwhelming digital world where we are so bombarded with selfies.  Find the magic that is a real picture, a printed picture….and one that you are ALL in!

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Family photos with Alexis’s family ~Charlotte area family photographer~

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I am just in LOVE with this gorgeous green background from Alexis’s family session!  The blue outfits looks so good against it!  I’m so happy that I had the chance to see y’all again this year!  I can’t believe how much the kids had grown!  Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday!  Sorry I was so late to blog this session – in my mind I have already done things that much later I realize I have not!

 

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