Preserving beach summer vacation memories for families visiting Anna Maria Island from around the country - well, it's the best job in the world.
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To be honest I'm a tad nervous each time - as I make the drive south toward Bradenton I switch between listening to a podcast and testing my memorization of the family member names (in this case 14 of them!), and I watch the sky. It's how I prepare for an emotional, fun, energetic family beach session.
We typically meet when the sun is still bright - so I love finding some tucked away sea grapes to start our session. While the sun gets lower, I use this time to capture each of the families (during extended families), group pictures and individual images. Then, we head to the gorgeous white sand on the Anna Maria Beaches for the rest of our vacation photo shoot.
Oh, and did you know...I now end sessions IN THE WATER. Like, I get totally soaked while using my waterproof protective gear and create images of the kids (and adults) playing in the gorgeous gulf water.
These beach vacation photo shoots leave me energized and exhausted (and salty) all rolled together. It's bliss!! Keep on scrolling for our whole adventure!