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