Growing up in northeast Ohio, I don’t know if I will ever really used to getting many “tourists” or “vacationers” contacting me about family portraits. So even with having lived in Florida for 2 years now, I still get super excited every time I get a new inquiry. To be living in a vacation destination blows my mind! When I received the email inquiry from Erin, about doing a a beach session while her and her family would be vacationing in Siesta Key, it brought a smile to my face. It would be a trip with her parents, her husband and kiddos, and her brother and his family down to this beautiful sandy white beach, and they wanted to capture some moments while they were all together on holiday. I was ecstatic for the opportunity to capture these extended family moments. Shortly after she booked, I got a secret call from her Sister-In-Law, Kelly, to let me in on a little surprise. Kelly was expecting another baby and she wanted to announce it to the rest of the family at the beach while we took photos. How cool is that?! And I got to play a part in that…instead telling them to say “cheese!” on a group shot, I told them to say, “Kelly’s in her 2nd trimester!” All the surprised and happy looks were priceless! I was so elated to get to capture their reaction. I especially loved the moment between Mama and now big sister – Ruby that followed. Her joy was palpable! Here are a few (or a lot!) of my favorites from the session. Enjoy!
And then here’s were the surprise baby announcement was made! <3