When Melissa first contacted me to take photos of her family on vacation my jaw fell open. I tried to play if off totally cool, but she is a fantastic wedding photographer in DC, and she asked me to take her family photos? Way cool!
Getting there, on the other hand, was quite a feat! The day we planned for photos had a horrible storm (maybe even a tornado?) come through. It was a day where you don’t need to be outside at all, much less attempting family photos! But the next day ended up being much calmer weather. I suppose that’s why everyone on the peninsula decided to jump on 64E and drive through the HRBT that afternoon. Seriously, I had planned for traffic but never imagined I would hit that much traffic!
But once we were all there things fell into place. It was a cloudy day, which was perfect for Melissa’s 8 week old baby (who gave us a few precious grins!), and it was relatively quiet on the beach. Now if only the wind had calmed down a bit, but hey, we can’t have everything! There’s something about a new baby crying in its mothers arms that is just so precious in photos. I especially love the heart tattoo– it was just perfect for this photo!