Every once in a while, you can get a little glimpse of what can be come of good friendships. A friend of Shannon who I work with wanted to give a special gift to Shannon and Bryan, a secret photo shoot on the day of their wedding. While the overall wedding plans were being kept low key, Shannon's friend knew Shannon had always dreamed of getting married on a beach. In the initial planning of the secret shoot, we did not know how it would all play out... its not usually a good idea to suprise a bride on her wedding, with unplanned events and as it worked out the secret had to be shared just before the wedding day. With a now planned short excursion to the beach Just before the wedding, I was able to capture some magic.
I met the Burch family at the family's beachside condo where they were vacationing on the sands of New Smyrna Beach, FL. I first met the Burchs a couple years ago when I first photographed them, but a few years had passed, and a few new little ones had been added to the family. The family is always a fun group, and was evidenced with the jumping group photos.
On Sunday I met up with Gina and her family to make some family portraits for them in New Smyrna Beach, FL. It took a little bit of work on my part to overcome the lighting on the beach at the time of the photo session. Then I had to shoot around all the other people on the beach, so that I could make them disappear. Finally I had to figure out how to get portraits of two Maggie and Katie who both seemed to want to be doing anything other then having their photos taken. In the end, I was able to get some good images.
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