I got an email from Stefanie a few weeks ago - "We'll be there next week. Would you happen to have anything available?" Surprisingly during this busy family photo season, we did have that Wednesday evening open, so within a couple of days, we had Stefanie all set.
During our phone consultation, we got to know her pretty quickly - she has one of those personalities that radiates through the phone. Stefanie was so excited to be coming with her family to Hilton Head Island for the first time, and we didn't just talk about pictures - good places to eat? fun things to do with the kids?
But we did also talk about photography. Stefanie was so glad she happened to think about getting family pictures taken while on vacation at the beach, and we were happy to hear that she found us through Pinterest while looking for clothing ideas. She came across a shot of a family I took last year about this time, and she liked the color palette and how everyone blended without being too matchy. Stefanie took inspiration from that shot, and I think you'll agree that she did an awesome job - don't they look great? Everyone's colors work together, they look like they belong on the beach, and they still look like themselves.
From our conversations, we could tell we were in for a good time with Stefanie and her boys, and we were right! I got some fun candid shots right as we hit the sand. Then we took time to get the portraits Stefanie was looking for, and then we played! We played in the sand and in the water, and at one point, we asked the boys to run circles around their mom and dad. The boys did not object! It's during play and in those quick moments right after a good run or a good laugh when we get the best smiles.
Stefanie and gang were enjoying their visit to the island, and we think it was the first of many. Can't wait to see them again!