I come from a very close family and I love it when families call me to photograph them, as I know we have something in common: Family is everything to us and we love photos too! :)
These photos are so special...They are family heirlooms that are passed on from generation to generation, for many years to come! And no matter if its a small family of 3 or a big one of 50+, I give the same love and dedication to each session always. I know these moments are and will be priceless for them.
This time, I got to visit the beautiful Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head Island, which has gorgeous beach views and the sand is soooo soft...Feels great walking barefoot here for sure!
Mr. Nichols, who contacted me first by email all the way from Ohio, told me he was having a Family Reunion in the island and wanted to have some really nice portraits at the beach, which was about a block away from his vacation home at Sea Pines.
I had never met this family of 24 + a beautiful baby girl, but when I did this past Monday, July 22nd, it felt like I had already met them. They had such positive, warm energy and had a big smile on their faces...and they all looked amazing in their color coordinated outfits.
The guest of honor was Mr. Nichols' Mom, and when I met her, she certainly didn't look like a grandmother of 10+ adult grand-kids and the great-grandmother of that baby girl...She is so young and beautiful, she was dressed all cute and chic too.
All dressed in shades of white and tan, they all followed me to the beach and Mr. Nichols joked around saying that they all looked like a cult, which I thought it was pretty funny! lol
The evening was beautiful and even though the wind was pretty strong, we got plenty of gorgeous photos and really fun ones too! Between jokes and laughs, the time flew by...but I know that when they see their gorgeous images, it will bring them back all the many fun and beautiful moments of the times they had together.
I'm very excited to work on these images and can't wait to share them, once they are ready!
It was a pleasure to meet Mr. Nichols, his beautiful wife and daughter, and his handsome 2 sons.- and of course, all the Nichols Family. They all made me feel very welcomed and appreciated.
Hope they have a wonderful summer vacay in Hilton Head!