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.
When this family rolled out of their new mini van clad in eyelet lace I swooned. I have always had a (secret) thing for eyelet lace, so I just knew I would love photographing this family.
The girls were so adventurous, climbing up everything and running everywhere. The oldest said, "take a picture of me, I'm lost in the forest." What a brave little soul, running carelessly through the dappled fading sunlight among the palm trees.
And what an inspiring, loving momma. She is so full of love you can see it pouring out of her in everything she does. From the way she explored along the water's edge with her daughters, to how she melted into her husband's arms, and especially in her immediate response to nurse her youngest after she had been bitten by a hand full of fire ants (alas, it is Florida and they seem to be everywhere). I consider myself lucky to know her and her family.
Some days you just gotta get out and explore a bit (read: location scouting). This little pocket beach is a public beach on the lagoon, tucked away behind a tangle of cabbage palms. I love the old oak trees in the adjacent park. Can't wait to do some sessions here!