As beach photo shoot season comes to a close and we welcome fall with open arms (at least I do, I don’t know about you guys) we have to take a minute to appreciate a Maryland summer. There is so much to love about summer here.
The thing I love the most is being near tons of water. We have all kinds of streams, rivers, lakes, the bay and even the ocean is a little drive away (hey, that rhymes hehe.) Any given day during the summer you’ll find me with my camera at one of those incredible water locations.
I have to say, this summer has been pretty amazing as far as photo shoots go. All the little ones were very cooperative, all the grownups were looking STUNNING, and of course, the water was epic!
This year was the first time I decided to host Beach Mini Sessions. I’m so glad I did. I’m sure this will be an annual thing from now on.
I never realized how many people long for a dreamy beach photo of their family until I posted information about this event. I had people calling me and telling me they’ve never had their photos done at the beach but always wanted to. I also had people saying they have beach photos done a lot but they really wanted a whimsical beach photo shoot. I’m so honored that all the beach mini families trusted me with their family’s summer photography session. All the photos turned out great!
When I was planning for these sessions I wanted to find a location that had the look of a big sandy beach….like an ocean beach…not a river or lake beach (if that makes sense.) I ended up deciding on this little beach located right near the Bay Bridge in Annapolis, MD. This little gem of a beach provided the PERFECT backdrop for the Paint The Stars Photography Beach Minis.
Once I chose the location I started booking the families. I was thrilled to hear that most of the families that signed up for these sessions had a similar creative view as I did for the style of their shoot. I tend to go for the dreamy, fairytale look..which I’m sure you already know by seeing any of my work.
When they were arriving at their sessions I was seeing a lot of gowns, flower crowns, slacks and bow ties. Can I get an ‘Amen?’ You could probably hear me squealing in excitement all the way in Baltimore!
Some of the families even chose to use some of the gowns from my own stash! So, if you’re thinking about planning your own Paint The Stars family session make sure you get in touch with me about wardrobe. I might just have something for you and your children to wear!
Below you’ll find some of my favorite photos from the 2017 Beach Mini Sessions. I hope you enjoy looking at them! 🙂
This little angel wore the same dress that my niece wore in her family’s beach photography session.
I was so happy when the mommy of these little sweeties had a collection of seashells for them to play with during their photo shoot.
I mean come on…look at all of these outfits! This family photography session was planned beautifully!!! They are all perfectly coordinated.
Talk about beach hair!? Isn’t this little girl the sweetest beach baby ever!?
Okay guys, I’m a little obsessed with this one. Do you see the happiness in her eye’s? Look at the little tongue sticking out in the cutest way? This to me just screams summer! Love it so much! I think her mommy will cherish this one for a long time.
What do you think?
Did you enjoy the beach photos? Pretty dreamy, huh? I think beach portraits are maybe one of my FAVS…it’s a strong tie for beach vs. fall. I don’t think I can choose!
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Thanks guys! Have a wonderful weekend!!!!
See ya next week 🙂