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Coastal Minis Are Coming Soon! 

Holden Beach Family Photographer

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    We have been hosting Coastal Minis for several years now, and they are one of my favorite parts of the year. So many sweet memories made. And the little ones usually just have so much fun running around, getting messy, wind in their hair, splashing, just happy. We’ve had big groups and small families, and just a really good time at the beach. We’ve even had turtles hatch during one of our sessions. Our Coastal minis are always at Holden Beach. We have a nice quiet spot where there usually isn’t a ton of people in the background which can be frustrating during a photo session. There’s also parking, which can sometimes be hard to find at the beach. If you’re interested in family photography at Holden Beach the week of July 4th, Contact us ASAP. We always have our minis the week of July 4th, and they book up quickly.

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in My Little Peanut, Let The Kids Dress Themselves and several other blogs

Coastal Minis Previews

Holden Beach Family Beach Photographer

If you’ve been to one of our Coastal Minis before or had any portraits taken at the beach, you will know one thing, the beach is just unpredictable. Last year we had a huge storm and a house fire (road closed in both directions so no clients could get through) right in the middle of our minis, but it was over and done in about thirty minutes, and we just kept going and finished some fun family portraits. This year, we ended up with lots of sunshine and some wind. There’s always some wind going on at the beach! When we went back another day to snap a few portraits of Ericka with her family, we were barely out there when the lightning started..I haven’t ran in I don’t know how long, and Ericka’s husband is yelling, “Run for your life,” as we all run down the boardwalk. This is the stuff memories are made of! It didn’t even end up storming just some thunder and lightning for a few minutes (enough for us to run back) and some really ugly skies. We ended our week at the beach by heading out to our favorite, Beaches-n-Cream for some big ice cream cones for the kids. They have Krispy Kreme ice cream, which is absolutely amazing. When we are at Holden, we may or may not be all stalking their instagram to see when they post their daily flavors.I missed Krispy Kreme this trip..you have to be quick when they post their flavors because they do run out. One of my nieces really loved their Mexican Chocolate flavor this week, and I got my second favorite, Red velvet cheesecake. I may or may not be missing the beach right now a whole bunch, especially the ice cream. Ok, back to sugar detox and on to the sweet family portraits!

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Holden Beach One Year Birthday Photos

Those Toes 

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Seriously? Could those toes be any cuter?! Super excited to be sharing another Coastal Mini this evening. (I know, I know, they were July 3rd. I am still humming away over here blogging and blogging) I have photographed this sweet little one since he was a newborn, and what a joy he is. Absolutely precious and full of smiles for his Mommy and Daddy. If you’ve read any of the other Coastal Mini posts, then you’d know that after our second mini, there was a house fire that closed down the road, (This sweet family was stuck and couldn’t get to us) and there was also a huge storm. They both happened at about the same time and by the time they cleared up, we were able to have this family’s mini. (yay!!!!!) And this little one, he was just filled with so much joy! He had no clue the rest of us were stressing out. Such a cutie..ok time for the images!

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Rebecca Keller is a Newborn and Baby Photographer in Raleigh, North Carolina as seen in People Magazine and on The Bump. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about newborn and baby photos.

Holden Beach Coastal Mini

A Little Bit Stormy

When you sign up for a Coastal Session, I do try to let everyone know that the beach can be kind of crazy, especially in the evenings. We got all kinds of weather during our Coastal Minis. This was our first family – and the first two we were able to squeeze in before we had a monsoon and a house fire issue (traffic stopped both ways on the island) that held up the minis for a little bit. So, it was just a little bit windy. These two had no idea it was about to storm and just had so much fun on the beach running + playing. I just love how all of the portraits of the four of them turned out, too. This was a mini, so about 20 minutes. When you come to a mini, it starts and it’s over, and you may feel like what, did we take a photo? I love how we are able to capture so many different memories during a mini in such a short amount of time.

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August 16th and I just sent Owen back to school yesterday- can hardly believe summer is already over. Summer really is my favorite. (I reallly realllly realllly do not like carpool. ha. ) It is going to be a challenge to continue to get up early and make real food breakfasts but it’s important to me so I gotta make it happen. I also spent a lot of time at Starbucks last year, I’ll admit it. So making coffee in the Vitamix takes a little bit more time, too.

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Favorites for August

I just love all these pretty flower ideas

Paint color ideas

Our favorite back to school books. (see here)

Eggs in the pressure cooker? You know I love, love, love, my instapot. Never even thought about it for eggs.

I tried pacifica nail polish this month – loooooved.

A few things I want to read/tackle this month:

I need to learn how to use instagram stories. I tried when making this video behind the scenes from a recent shoot with Ericka, but I gave up and just took a plain video. I’ve heard good things about this tutorial so I need to dive right in and learn alllll about it. I know everyone loves snapchat, but can I handle one more social media account?

Saving to read. Last year I pulled my IT band and it was such a bummer. Now that I’m trying to start running again..(but I’m going back and forth between running and swimming…)

These are super fun. Please no one have a session on the side of a cliff.

Since organic all beef hotdogs are whole30, these have inspired me to try a hotdog wrapped in bacon. Oh my.

So, what your favorite candy says about your personality.

Just for fun…

A session around this time last year – I have lovvved photographing this sweet little one’s first year and just got to see him at our Coastal Minis. 

A session in August two years ago – eeek! what a perfect session at Holden Beach!

Pretty stuff

Loving how long this shirt is (and inexpensive, too!) When I’m out shooting, I love wearing long shirts.

Totally crushing on these boots. This heat has me ready for fall!

Love these hair clips!

Also, as Ericka mentioned here, this necklace…it has the coordinates of Holden Beach. (You can find it here at Sugar Britches in Holden Beach.

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Children Family Photographer featured in People Magazine and on several blogs including The Bump and Let the Kids Dress Themselves. Because we chat a lot about our personal lives on the blog, we may receive commissions on affiliate links in articles.