Florida Family Vacation Beach Session - Fort Pierce Family Photographer

Jen contacted me one chilly spring day from her home up in New England looking for a photographer to do a family session during their vacation here in Florida.

There’s a saying around here: I live where you vacation. And it’s true! I can’t tell you how many sessions I’ve done for folks visiting the area. And what a treat it is for the families. Just playing for an hour, connecting, and being present with each other. No phones or itinerary except to enjoy the moment. And then, when they are back home and still sun kissed from Florida, they receive a carefully edited collection of photos from their vacation, perfect for a photo book or a beautiful canvas to hang on the wall.

Think back to your last family vacation.

How many awesome photos you got of your family all together without phones? Smiling. Having fun. A few? One?

Florida Family Vacation Beach Session - Fort Pierce Family Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography

“Of course I’d love to document your family on your vacation! I’m so happy you found me”

Little did I know how true those words were.

Florida Family Vacation Beach Session - Fort Pierce Family Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography
Florida Family Vacation Beach Session - Fort Pierce Family Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography

After we got chatting I learned that Jen was a photographer herself and a volunteer photographer for Preemie Prints. She had fallen in love with this non-profit that gifts free sessions for NICU babies either in the NICU or sometime before their first birthday… because her twins were NICU grads themselves. <3

Florida Family Vacation Beach Session - Fort Pierce Family Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography

After her session I checked to see if anyone volunteers for Preemie Prints here on the Treasure Coast. Nope! There is a need for this area to be serviced and I took the call. Thanks to Jen, I am now a Preemie Prints Volunteer myself. I am so grateful to be able to serve families with preemies all along the Treasure Coast with my time and talents.

Florida Family Vacation Beach Session - Fort Pierce Family Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography
Florida Family Vacation Beach Session - Fort Pierce Family Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography
Florida Family Vacation Beach Session - Fort Pierce Family Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography
Florida Family Vacation Beach Session - Fort Pierce Family Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography
Florida Family Vacation Beach Session - Fort Pierce Family Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography
Florida Family Vacation Beach Session - Fort Pierce Family Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography

I had a blast getting to know Jen and her family. Watching the kids’ eyes widen with awe as they took in sea turtle nests, seaweed, and broken sand dollars (worth a quarter each, right?). And documenting their tiny adventure alongside the Atlantic.

And I think they had a little fun too!

Florida Family Vacation Beach Session - Fort Pierce Family Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography
Florida Family Vacation Beach Session - Fort Pierce Family Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography
Florida Family Vacation Beach Session - Fort Pierce Family Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography

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It Takes a Village - Maternity and Generations Photography Session - fort pierce family photographer

I was pretty excited when Savannah approached me to do an extended family session. We had known each other for a while through La Leche League and she was expecting her second. Breastfeeding and babies? Yes, please. And an opportunity to photograph her adorable son was totally the icing on the cake.

Gator Fans - Fort Pierce - Treasure Coast Family Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography

Grandparents were of course a part of this Extended Family Session. I think there is more than a little bit of Gator blood in this family. Possibly a third generation here in another 16 years?

Gator Fans - Fort Pierce - Treasure Coast Family Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography

Watching grandparents dote over their grandchildren is such a joy. I know, for my parents, it was almost more exciting than having their own children.

Generations Photography Session - Fort Pierce - Treasure Coast Family Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography

I loved his little face here. He was finally opening up and making some goofy expressions. As it turns out, this is his poop face. Sorry grandpa! Haha.

Fort Pierce - Treasure Coast Maternity Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography

Finally, I captured the beautiful shape of her burgeoning belly. Supporting her only child while her arms are still free to.

And then, being supported by her family. Her village. I love finding deep and meaningful images like this for every family I work with. So much love and all the combined years of relationships captured in a single image. Oh, my heart!

It takes a village - Maternity - Generations Family Session - Fort Pierce - Treasure Coast Family Photographer - Ebb and Flow Photography

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


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


#jabonetemonth

After our Zombie Apocalypse family session we had a little bit of light left to explore a second location. Serendipitously, we found this retention pond glimmering in the warmth of the setting sun. You can tell by the smiles on their faces that this session ended with a lot of fun.

Zombie Apocalypse family session // #jabonetemonth // Ebb and Flow Photography
Zombie Apocalypse family session // #jabonetemonth // Ebb and Flow Photography
Zombie Apocalypse family session // #jabonetemonth // Ebb and Flow Photography
Zombie Apocalypse family session // #jabonetemonth // Ebb and Flow Photography