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.
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.
Last week I kicked off the Senior Portrait Season for the class for 2014 with Mariah who will be one of the Senior Class Reps. showcasing Peter Arnold Photography and my Senior Portrait photography line. I first met Mariah when I was photographing a wedding where her mother was the Maid-of-honor. I later photographed a family portrait session with her family. It was an easy decision to select Mariah as one of the Class Reps. for the Class of 2014 and we made a bunch of great images during her Senior Portrait session at Smyrna Dunes Park in New Smyrna Beach. Here are some of my favorite images and some that showcase some of the various artistic edits that are available for Senior Portraits.Read More
Just after Christmas last week I had the opportunity to photograph the Naoum Family, while they were in New Smyrna Beach, FL for a vacation and a break from the cold weather in North Carolina. Stephanie and Richard happen to be from one of my favorite places, Boone, NC which is where I went to graduate school. Their children were also able to join them for this rare family get together, which was a great opportunity to update their family portraits. Here is a preview and some of my favorite images from the family portrait photograph session.