If you know my family, you will know that we are always looking for a deal, and we rarely know where we’ll vacation in advance. Yes, we know when we will start looking for that deal that’s going to send us packing, but where we end up, who knows! This year we had far less notice than I prefer. Melvin scoured websites online, and finally found “the one”. After making the call and getting an even better deal, we were off packing and making arrangements for our dear fish, Blue. In less than 24 hours, we arrived at North Myrtle Beach for a week of fun and sun! I’m not a beach person ( I know, I know. Call me ‘crazy’), but I did thoroughly enjoy this vacation!
I knew I wouldn’t have to warm this one up! As soon as her car door opened “Hi Amber! How are you doing? Look where I hurt my foot!”. I’m always amazed by extroverts, and Chloe let me know quickly what end of the spectrum she fell into. With the humidity peaking and several outfit changes, including her mom’s wedding dress and veil, this girl was a trooper!
It seems like every girl I’ve photographed lately is just stunningly beautiful, and Montana is no exception. I really can’t put into words how much I enjoy photographing Montana. She’s fun, smart, beautiful, photogenic. What’s not to love?! Out of the three times I have had her in front of my camera, this session was by far my favorite. We laughed so much while we walked around finding awesome spots to do shots, and it helped to remind me why I do what I do. I’ve heard that ‘if you do what you love, you never work a day in your life’; well, that rang true for me during Montana’s session. And I’m sure that whatever career Montana chooses, she’ll find one that is dear to her heart, just like I have. Congrats, Montana!
My cousin Danielle is pretty creative, so when she asked me to do some photos of her super photogenic daughter, I was pretty pumped. After several messages back and forth on Facebook, we had enough ideas to keep us busy from noon until night, so the fact that we got all of this completed in around 2 hours shooting time was pretty impressive. Granted, I could have kept going, but this little thing called “the sun” wasn’t having it. Danielle and I had decided I should bring along my little girl to join in on the fun. Let me just say that being the photographer and ‘mom’ was challenging. Bryndle wasn’t too thrilled with walking around barefoot, and her diva meltdowns frequented the first half of our session. The promise of a cupcake at the end is all that kept her hanging on. On the other hand, her cousin Carleigh was thrilled to be doing something her brother Brayden couldn’t do, and was delighted at the chance to run around in the tall grass. I was dealing with two polar opposite children to photograph. While Bryndle was screaming her lungs out because grass touched her foot, Carleigh had thrown both her shoes in Danielle’s van and was halfway up a tree barefoot with mud up her ankle that would have sent my child into a crisis. After it was all said and done, they enjoyed an array of treats at an adorable tea party, and Danielle and I got the shots we wanted. Everybody wins! 🙂