A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel up the coast to photograph some family portraits in St. Simons Island, GA. The weather was typical for the southeastern US, with scattered thunderstorms and rain peering the map all the way along the 2 and a half hour drive. When I got to St. Simons I checked the radar one last time and saw more storms moving in, but it looked like we might have a small window of an opportunity to make the shoot happen. I met up with the family at their vacation home, and we made a game plan to head down to the beach close to their house, and shoot until the weather made us stop.
friends and family
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.
Family Portrait photography at Old Fort Park in New Smyrna Beach, FL. I met up with the Hoffman family in the late afternoon to make some great family portraits using the run-ins commonly called 'The Old Fort' as the background. While the real history and origin of th sold stone foundations has been lost to history, it still makes for a neat background location for family portrait photography on location in New Smyrna Beach, FL.
I first met the Stewart family when they asked me to shoot some beach portraits for their daughter's sweet 16 birthday party (Check out those photos by clicking here). So this year when the grandparents were making the trip to visit all the way from England, they asked me to meet them again to shoot some great family portraits as a gift for the grandparents.
As it turns out with a bit of a scheduling shuffle we were able to make the portraits happen right on the beach on a day when the sunset just lit the sky up the vibrant pinks blue colors.
Here are some of my favorite images from their photo shoot.
Last weekend I had the opportunity to capture the memories of a very important day for Brittany and CJ. Brittany and CJ were celebrating their 5th year wedding anniversary with a full wedding vow renewal ceremony. They pulled out all the stops and went all out, and planned a great beach ceremony and a reception for their closest friends and family. I first met them a few months back when I photographed them for a Couples/Engagement photo session. I was really excited they loved my work so much that they immediately booked me to photograph their special day. Here are a few of my favorite images. ENJOY! -Pete
Last week I met up with the Miller family on the beach in front of their condo in New Smyrna Beach, FL. The Millers were on vacation from Utah and were only in town for a couple more days. They love New Smyrna Beach, and really wanted to set up a photo session before they left. The Millers also wanted photos so they could use them to make a special announcement to their friends and family when they get home. These are some of my favorite shots from the session.