Our Trip to the Beach {Family Photography}

By the end of this week fall will be here... Can you believe it?  It is my absolute favorite season and always has been! 

But this summer was pretty spectacular.  We were lucky enough to take not one, but two trips to the beach.  The first one, in June, was a great trip with family on my husband's side to the San Diego area. It was so much fun and we packed a lot into it with the grandparents, cousins, aunt and uncles, and great grandma.

But there is just something about winding down the summer with just the three of us and three days of doing absolutely nothing, other than hanging out at the ocean in Orange Beach, Alabama.  We did just that the week before school started back up.  It was nothing short of perfection. 

Our first night there we kicked off our trip with a quick family self portrait session!  I treasure these pictures so much and love how they turned out!

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I have to give props to my assistant photographers... Campbell (our 11 year old son) photographed Rob and me and Rob photographed Campbell and me.  The rest of the images (including the family tripod shot) were shot by yours truly.

Sometimes it is hard for me to get in front of the camera, but I'm so glad I did.  We even ordered nine of them as a canvas cluster that is now hanging in my studio so I can look at it everyday!   I'll be sharing the canvases with you soon in a separate post!