Mr. Man is graduating from Pre-K and heading to the big boy school next year. Mom had some fun ideas for photos that she plans to duplicate SEVERAL years from now when he’s a senior in high school so she wanted a quick session for him. Isn’t his shirt cute? These were taken at Tranquility Bay in Marathon where the weather cooperated 100%. I love when that happens! The weather, combined with the personality of this little pistol made this session a lot of fun. We actually took several more photos than we intended (even some family photos), but when you have Dad and Mom around too, what’s a photographer to do? Oops!
What a cool young man. I almost wrote “kid.” He’s not a kid though. Noah is a member of the Marathon High School class of 2017 and will head off to school in Michigan this fall. Though he started out as a bit of a shy guy at the beginning of the session, I felt like by the end of it, he was actually enjoying the sesssion a little. He probably wouldn’t admit it to his mom, but I think he actually had fun. Gasp! Good luck, Noah! I’m sure you’ll do great things.
Location – Sombrero Beach – Marathon, FL
This is a busy time of year for our seniors in town. Announcements are starting to go out letting everyone know that our seniors are graduating. Plans are being made for graduation, graduation parties and then on to the BIG PLANS. I always like doing senior photos and listening to their plans for the future. I have no doubt that this young woman will succeed in whatever she decides to do. We needed to reschedule once because of rain and the session ended up being super windy, but it was fun nonetheless.
Lindsey and her family spend time at a second home they have here in Marathon and decided to get some of her senior photos done while she was here. Jack over at Two Conchs Charters referred the family to me while they were out on one of their trips. Naturally, since Lindsey is such an avid fishergirl, we included some shots with the rod and reel and her in her Two Conchs shirt. Lindsey will be a senior for the 2018 school year so she’s on top of the photos and can now mark them off the list!
The Davis family contacted me just before their arrival to see about some family photos while they were in town on vacation. At first, I didn’t have any availability but because they were flexible (read: willing to get up early on vacation), we were able to work it out. The vacation was the family Christmas present to each other and they wanted to capture what they described as a “special family moment.” In addition to grabbing some family photos of mom and dad, brother and sister and the whole family, we grabbed some maternity photos for the new parents to be. I’m so glad we were able to squeeze this crew in because I know it meant a lot to them to capture this experience/vacation.
The C family contacted me about some blended family pictures of the grandkids as a surprise for Gramma during their stay on Duck Key near Hawks Cay. The personality of these kids made the session so much fun. There was a storm in the area which made for perfect cloud cover and great light, but unfortunately, that usually means the blues and greens in the water don’t really come out as well. So, we focused more on close ups for the most part. We did some individual shots and some group shots for Gramma, then just did some fun photos as we had time. We also got to utilize one of my favorite trees right on the Hawks Cay grounds just before dark. This family comes into town at least annually, so I hope to see them again.
Coming in from New Jersey and staying at Hawks Cay on Duck Key, this family opted to leave the resort for their family photos. It was pretty windy but nothing a few patches of mangroves couldn’t fix. I love how happy this group was. The kids got along well (usual for this age) and were fine with whatever ideas I came up with and whatever Mom and Dad could throw at them.
I had another opportunity to meet a fun new family. This family came “all the way” from the Orlando area for a quick stay at Tranquility Bay. The photos were a surprise to the dad and son and the weather didn’t completely cooperate, but we made the most of it and got some great shots. You almost can’t tell it was blowing about 25 straight into the beach area of the hotel. 🙂
So. Much. Fun. The B’s were a somewhat last minute session that just happened to work out perfectly. We photographed Mom, Dad and daughters and add the in-laws in for some pictures as well. It’s always nice to get grandparent and grandkid photos any opportunity you have. After we did some posed family photos, we did have an opportunity to do a few candid shots of the girls too. Dad has his hands full with these beauties for sure!
It’s been a few years since I’ve taken photos of these two and this time there were no parents or pug puppies in the pictures. I can’t believe how old these 2 look all of a sudden. Kids, especially boys in their teenage years, aren’t typically wild about photo sessions so we try to make them as quick, relaxed and painless as possible. We tried a new local location for these. I loved the wooden walkway! Next time, I’m hoping Mom, Dad and the pups will come too.