When a family who lives at the beach wants to shoot in their “backyard” in my eyes it’s not quite the same as the cliche matchy matchy beach portraits. Sandbridge beach is a major part of their identity, not just someplace they visit twice a summer as tourists. So when the Bartons asked me to shoot in their little slice of paradise, I gladly accepted, as who wouldn’t want this beautiful family in front of their lens?
Especially when that kid is so near and dear to the people in my own family. These wonderful people are close friends of my Aunt Pam & Uncle Kevin, who also live in Sandbridge. Throughout the years, I’ve been able to see glimpses of Bane at BBQs and watch his lively spirit and kind heart grow. It’s something he’s inherited from his parents.
Speaking of Amy & Pat, how incredible it is to have this authentic couple in front of my camera. You can’t fake a love like this.