We met the lovely 'F' family in Corolla for beach portraits this past summer. This beautiful family travels to the Outer Banks of North Carolina each year from NJ - it's tradition! This month this incredibly sweet couple is celebrating their 50th anniversary and chose family pictures to commemorate this special occasion rather than the usual party. I love this!
I so enjoyed every phone conversation leading up to and following our time together. It felt like I was talking with family each and every time, a testament to how amazing they truly are! Extra special is that I would speak with them as a couple. They would each get on an extension. How sweet is that?!
The kids and grandkids live about an hour away from their grandparents, yet they are a very close family and spend lots of time together. The girls are major softball players from what I’ve been told. Like world series players! There is a world series in Virginia they've attended. Their dad was almost a professional baseball player and helps with coaching the girls. Grandma is so proud of all of them!
Family photos are so important to all in this family!
The kids and grandkids do family pictures each year for Christmas cards. Grandma creates albums for each grandchild every year for their birthday. As soon as I heard this, I knew they were the perfect clients.
These Outer Banks beach portraits in Corolla would mean so much to them!
I especially loved when grandma told me one of her grandsons asks to go through photo albums when he comes to visit. She told me how much it means to her to snuggle with him as they look through albums and relive the memories of their family and times spent together. oh.my.gosh!
The ‘F’ family stays at a house on the beach in Corolla and asked to have their family pictures taken there. At the family's request, we began with a family portrait on the deck of the home with the water in the background. It was a great way to begin their portrait session! The beach was absolutely lovely. We had beautiful skies and light!
I was super excited when I learned it was grandma's birthday, and the family purchased her a book of their images! Knowing how special albums and books are to her, they felt this would be a special gift for her birthday, particularly while here visiting the Outer Banks. I loved boxing it up and sending it!