My sister-in-law and I had chatted about updating their family portraits at the beach this summer, and it didn’t work out for us all to be together July 4th this year, so it finally worked out at the very end of July. We decided we were going to take them the evening they got to the beach, and we had chatted about all the details. It was pretty hilarious as we were picking out wardrobe, my brother had no idea he needed to go get ready for family portraits, and during the whole thing we were laughing hysterically as he was taking pictures of pretty much everything (his feet? the sand? a bird overhead maybe?) I had to keep reeling him in to take a few more photos without laughing too much that the camera wasn’t still. There were a lot of giggles, and my nieces were so excited to see the ocean – so super cute.
According to Mom…
Why did you choose this location and what was the weather like the day of your session? We had our session at Holden Beach because it is where our family vacations and it’s a beautiful setting! The weather was perfect!
What’s your favorite family activity? We love to LAUGH. All the time. I’m so glad our girls have a healthy sense of humor.
Who are the members of your family and tell me a quick fact about each person. Jason is a pastor and Amy is a homeschooler. Eden loves books and Caroline basically does whatever Eden tells her to do until she’s over it.
What were your favorite parts of the session? I love how happy the girls were. We were fresh off the road so I was nervous that they would be in a mood, but it was our first trip down to the water and they were so excited! That definitely helps when you are wanting natural smiles for the camera! And of course, Becky was ready with lots of ideas to keep them engaged!
Tell me about the outfits you wore to the session and why you chose them. I wasn’t sure which outfits would work best for the shoot, but Becky looked at the options I had and came up with the perfect combination. I definitely wanted something relaxed and fun but also wanted my girls to coordinate.
What props did you bring and why? We only had the blanket as a prop because the water, sand, dunes, and boardwalk don’t need any help – they provide the perfect backdrop.
What are some words of wisdom you have for other families preparing for a session? Be ready to just relax and have fun together. Becky will do a fantastic job of catching the best expressions and angles.
Holden Beach Family Photographer | Rebecca Keller Photography
Rebecca Keller is a Holden Beach Family Photographer featured in People Magazine and on several blogs including Let the Kids Dress Themselves and Lemonade and Lenses. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about coastal sessions, newborn photography, and family photography.