Summer Session Special - Treasure coast family photographer

Hi. My name is Cory and I love the ocean. I love the way the waves dance on the shore, the smell of salt spray as you get closer and closer on your drive there, when you are swimming (or surfing, but that's still on my bucket list) and feel the swell rise below you and lift you up,  the joy I see it bring in others when they are there.

And, believe it or not, I disliked the heat of summer almost my entire life. That is, until I moved to Florida 4 years ago. Yes, seriously. I decided to embrace the humid and hot since I was transplanted to a place that was practically summer year round. Why fight it?

My solution? Return to sentence number two above.

2018 summer session special - ebb and flow photography

 

Bu it's summer, you think. It's hot. Who would want to get family photos done and stand around in the sweltering heat? Not me. But I'm not a stand-around-in-the-heat kinda gal, and definitely not that kind of photographer. I'm playful and want to jump and run and float in the sea. And I bet your kids (and maybe you) are too. And guess what? Photographing families (and families to be) at the beach is one of my favorite things to do. 

Here's why:

I get to capture you at the beginning of the session, fresh and pressed. Hmm. This is great. You're getting your holiday portraits done early so you're ahead of the game. And then we progress down the beach for a few more, getting a few splashes on our toes. Hmm, these would be great on the wall in the living room... maybe some along the staircase or even the hallway. And then a few more photos where the waves are starting to get us all a little bit more. So much fun, jumping and splashing and searching for shark teeth and chasing the waves. After a little bit, the tiny ones are getting tired and need to be carried up the beach before cleaning off. Everyone is rejuvenated by the fun and relaxed by the sea. It's special and a little dreamy. On the way home, everyone is wearing an almost indistinguishable smile.  Maybe the kids fall asleep. You didn't know it when you woke up this morning, but these are the days you are most grateful for. These are the days you want to remember. And when you look back on this day, flipping page after page in the album you decided to order, you see the connections and love so much clearer than you did when you made the memories in the first place. You hold it up to your heart and hold it like it was just yesterday.

Let me help you preserve this joy for you.

This year I'm feeling extra sentimental and I am offering a super duper awesome discount to families that want to make and to keep memories like this. $100 off my standard session price for all session dates booked between the first day of summer and Labor Day weekend (September 3rd, 2018). Spaces are limited so click below to reserve your date!

ebb and flow photography printed products
ebb and flow photography printed products

Beautiful Blues at the Beach

Hello, beautiful blues.

This was the second half of a fun afternoon with a gorgeous family. Sometimes sessions like this make me wonder if this should really be called work. I mean, going to the beach and chasing kids with a camera? And it didn't hurt that the weather was PERFECT.

Treasure Coast Beach Family Photo Session // Ebb and Flow Photography
Treasure Coast Beach Family Photo Session // Ebb and Flow Photography
Treasure Coast Beach Family Photo Session // Ebb and Flow Photography
Treasure Coast Beach Family Photo Session // Ebb and Flow Photography
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Treasure Coast Beach Family Photo Session // Ebb and Flow Photography
Treasure Coast Beach Family Photo Session // Ebb and Flow Photography
Treasure Coast Beach Family Photo Session // Ebb and Flow Photography
Treasure Coast Beach Family Photo Session // Ebb and Flow Photography
Treasure Coast Beach Family Photo Session // Ebb and Flow Photography


Living on the Land - Off the Grid

Coming down the driveway, surrounded in vines and ferns I felt as if I was slipping into a dream land. This can't be Florida, can it?

This piece of the world IS a dream. It is joy and a labor of love. It is potential, sustainability, and so much more. It is magical. (See here for the first installment of this photo project)

Living on the Land - Off the Grid // Ebb and Flow Photography
Living on the Land - Off the Grid // Ebb and Flow Photography
Living on the Land - Off the Grid // Ebb and Flow Photography

Their trailer is now in its little corner of the cleared plot of land. The solar panels have been installed and converter makes powering the trailer possible. The composting toilet functions. And for the time being, rainwater supplies their needs with a concentrated effort on conservation.

Living on the Land - Off the Grid // Ebb and Flow Photography

There is a sense of wild and free but also security. It is the way a home should feel.

Living on the Land - Off the Grid // Ebb and Flow Photography

Downsizing has been a challenge. But, man, Nay did it in style. Seriously she should start her own show on HGTV on trailer conversions.

Living on the Land - Off the Grid // Ebb and Flow Photography
Living on the Land - Off the Grid // Ebb and Flow Photography
Living on the Land - Off the Grid // Ebb and Flow Photography

They did it. They have 360 views of NATURE. HOME. PEACE and TRANQUILITY. And, according to the little girl that lives next door, "there's a lot of shooting stars."

Living on the Land - Off the Grid // Ebb and Flow Photography

They are living the dream. Congrats on a life sewn with intent, sustainability, love, and, well... magic.

Guilded in Goldenrod

Let me just get it out before I go any further: Rachel is awesome! She is the creative entrepreneur behind Cute by the Cut. I have photographed her products for her and she is also my go-to banner maker when I need them for sessions (here and here). She is also a strong momma to three bright and independent souls that I have had the honor of photographing several times in the year since I've known her family. I LOVE watching them grow and capturing their spirit as their personalities continue to develop.

Rachel's creativity and loving energy pour into everything she does, and the outfits she picked out for her family were no exception. Honestly, she could probably write the book on "what to wear to a photography session" she nailed it so perfectly. ;)

Guilded in Goldenrod - Family Photography - Ebb and Flow Photography
Guilded in Goldenrod - Family Photography - Ebb and Flow Photography
Guilded in Goldenrod - Family Photography - Ebb and Flow Photography
Guilded in Goldenrod - Family Photography - Ebb and Flow Photography
Guilded in Goldenrod - Family Photography - Ebb and Flow Photography
Guilded in Goldenrod - Family Photography - Ebb and Flow Photography
Guilded in Goldenrod - Family Photography - Ebb and Flow Photography
Guilded in Goldenrod - Family Photography - Ebb and Flow Photography


Introducing Anderson

The next step in this adventuresome couple's life was parenthood. I could tell by the way they held their newborn son and gazed upon him in all of his newness that they were going to embrace this adventure with the same love and passion they have put into their lives and work. His room is a testament to their dedication and attention to detail. And her maternity session was extraordinary with some unforgettable weather.  What a lucky little guy to be brought into such an amazing family.   

Baby Boy Lifestyle Session - Ebb and Flow Photography
Baby Boy Lifestyle Session - Ebb and Flow Photography
Baby Boy Lifestyle Session - Ebb and Flow Photography
Baby Boy Lifestyle Session - Ebb and Flow Photography

This was Anderson's first time being worn at 8 days old. He had been varying degrees of fussy through most of the session and within minutes he calmed right down and fell asleep.

Baby Boy Lifestyle Session - Ebb and Flow Photography
Baby Boy Lifestyle Session - Ebb and Flow Photography
Baby Boy Lifestyle Session - Ebb and Flow Photography
Baby Boy Lifestyle Session - Ebb and Flow Photography
Baby Boy Lifestyle Session - Ebb and Flow Photography
Baby Boy Lifestyle Session - Ebb and Flow Photography

Welcome to the world, little Anderson!  

Baby Boy Lifestyle Session - Ebb and Flow Photography