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Hurricane season is upon us here in Florida, which can make doing family photos in Ponte Vedra beach a little tricky. A quick look at the radar and it will show you rain every single day of the week. But rain in Florida is a little more temperamental than that. It wont just shower all day, only at the most inopportune moments. So as I was driving across town to Ponte Vedra I just kept praying that the radar was correct and the weather would clear up for family beach photos with Megan and Tom’s family. Rescheduling wasn’t really an option since they were only here for the weekend! All of my praying must have worked because when I arrived in Ponte Vedra the rain had cleared away leaving gorgeous stormy skies and the smell of fresh rain and beach in the air.
When I arrived I was greeted by Tom Jr (the 5th!!) Grace, both in their underwear and neither one looking too enthused about the upcoming photo shoot. But they were both cute as a button and once mom got them dressed we made our way to the sand toting along grandma, grandpa and handfuls of fruit snacks. Let me tell you, if grandmas volunteer to come to your next family photo shoot, bring them. They are the best at corralling kids and producing fruit snacks and giving all the rewards! I’m thoroughly convinced half the smiles in these photos were brought to you in part by Grandma (with a fruit snack).
When Megan reached out to me she said that she wanted me to capture photos of her with her children. Because time was moving too quickly and she didn’t have enough of them. Isn’t that the way it always goes as moms? Even as a photographer myself I find that to be the case. Keeping that in mind for her photos I wanted to showcase the whole family but I also wanted to capture those moments in between. The moments of play and laughter. The ones that her kids are going to hold in their hands years from now and say that was my mom, that is how I remember her when I was little.
Thank you Megan and Tom for trusting me to step in and help with these, I’m so glad you did!
Megan and Tom’s Family Photos in Ponte Vedra Beach