"Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter."
The Van Slykes booked a beach portrait session and, as the weather is often tricky by the beach, were hopeful there wouldn't be rain. We were fortunate that the rain held off, even though the temperature dropped right before their session date. What we DID have to battle was the wind - 26mph sustained!
They were SUCH good sports about the whole thing, though. Mom brought hair pins and bands, just in case it was too much, and they were all super cooperative.
It is often windy in Corpus Christi, especially by the beach. As a photographer, I find that the biggest challenge is keeping the wind blowing the hair out of their faces. But the Van Slykes took it all in stride and had a fun session!
What we DID have was an amazing set of colors in the sky. It was evening and clouds kept shadowing the sun and causing the most beautiful colors to bounce around the heavens. The sand was mostly compact from recent rains, and we still had soft, dry sand in places because of all the wind drying the surface. Sometimes the most difficult elements of an outdoor session are also what cause it to be beautiful.
The family did such a fantastic job coordinating outfits, too! Some solids, a pattern, and a consistent color pallet... it makes my job so easy when my clients also put some effort into the planning. This family was prepared and in a wonderful, upbeat mood for the session. There was a lot of interaction and input, something I love! It makes me happy when the kids have input and the parents welcome it. It makes me smile inside when I see a family work together so beautifully.