Once again I had the opportunity to photograph a client I already knew as DSLR Photography Lesson student Kristin booked a Family Beach Portrait session for Sunset Beach on Treasure Island. As I have mentioned before, it is always a plus to photograph people you are familiar with, and of course as a pro photographer it is flattering that a client would give you repeat business.
Kristin's nearly 2-year old daughter was a very talkative little girl, and as one might expect a very active one too. I usually recommend that parents hold their child as the best means of keeping them in the frame!
The whole family had a lot of personality which made it fun to photograph them as they were never at a loss for smiling in front of the lens. A willingness to get a bit sandy allowed us to make the above shots in front of Sunset Beach's tall grass dunes.
Using a mound of sand that was the remains of a castle, Naomi practiced her ballerina moves as I framed her with the dusk sky out over the Gulf of Mexico.
Kristin has two more photography lessons with me where I will help prepare her to be able to make her own family beach portraits in the future!