Palm Island Florida is a special place with great family memories for Ashley. Her mother and father in law used to own a house on this small island, accessible only by ferry. Although they sold the home, the extended family still gathers here every few years to enjoy time together on the beach and in the pool. Ashley decided this year that it would be a great opportunity to get family portraits taken, at the end of the week once they were all tan!
Palm Island may be small but it is full of charm and photographic opportunities. Four families were gathered and we spent two hours before sunset taking different combinations of family photos. The five children at times were willing to stand and smile, but in the end kids are kids and a two hour photo session can be tiring. Rather than force the children into smiling for the camera, I wanted the true nature of the kids to shine through. They did so with plenty of funny looks, playing in the sand (we were at the beach after all) and sometimes they just didn't want to be in the photo. All in all everyone did great and we had lots of smiles and laughs.
I hope these pictures remind this great family of this special time in their lives.