Excited to be sharing a little family beach photoshoot magic with all of you today. We aren’t the family that plans Holiday photos. We aren’t even the family who regularly gets all 5 of us together in one photo. Not that I haven’t spent years pinning beautiful family photos. I just haven’t had prioritized an actual shoot.
I also prefer being behind the camera usually. Most of my Instagram posts are the world from my perspective, so you don’t see a whole lot of me.
When our dear friend, Marielena Photography reached out to take some Holiday family photographs I thought it would be a great opportunity to try something new. Knowing how wonderful she is with kids put me at ease because my littles are not the type to stand still for any amount of time. I am sure many of you know exactly what I mean.
We knew we wanted to do a simple beach shoot, grabbing some of that golden hour magic. We were able to take the pictures down at West St. A place so special and full of memories for our family. Having these images of all of us at a place we hold so close is something I truly treasure.
I had talked with the kids before going down about keeping close and trying to be good listeners. Keeping in mind that they would be in their element at the beach want to play. They are kids and need that freedom. So we got about 5 minutes in before Henry took off down the beach. Even though that meant most of the shoot was going to be us moving about, Mari was able to capture all of our fun in some candid shots.
You guys, my heart is exploding. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have this image. It’s one I will cherish forever.
Our beach trips are never complete without searching for sea glass.
I just cannot tell you how lovely these images are. I love that they are such a true representation of us all. We roam, we wander, we are rarely still, but we are always happiest together. Thank you Mari for the beauty you created in capturing our family.
Head to Marielena Photography to see more of her beautiful work!