I don’t do enough beach sessions every year. I live 10 mintues away from world-renowned Jones Beach and a myriad of other gorgeous beaches. As a family, we go to the beach every weekend we can in the summer. But I don’t shoot there often enough. Note to self (and clients!!!): let’s do more beach sessions next year, ok?! Beach sessions are even more fun when I have two beautiful-and willing-kids to play with, such was the case with Connor and Amelia. Connor was a rare boy who absolutely LOVED the photo shoot, didn’t want to stop (his poor sister was soooo cold though) and wants to do more sessions. LOVED that boy. And Miss Amelia was an absolute sweetheart and will be in kindergarten with my Zoe next year (and we are really hoping they end up in the same class and become best friends!)

It was easy to see the love and respect Connor & Amelia have for each other:

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8 & 4 and this is how awesome they were: summer sunset beach photo shootMy little Ralph Lauren model here: summer sunset beach photo shoot summer sunset beach photo shootThis is one of my favorite pictures I have EVER taken: summer sunset beach photo shoot summer sunset beach photo shoot summer sunset beach photo shoot summer sunset beach photo shootI could have photographed these kids all.day.long: summer sunset beach photo shootYup, definitely: summer sunset beach photo shoot summer sunset beach photo shootA reward for being so good? Giant lollipops: summer sunset beach photo shoot summer sunset beach photo shootConnor never got tired of jumping: summer sunset beach photo shoot summer sunset beach photo shoot

  • lorena - October 24, 2013 - 4:23 pm

    what a great beach session! & you’re right…he does look like a Ralph Lauren model.ReplyCancel

  • Brandy - October 24, 2013 - 5:19 pm

    What great “models!”ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn McGuire - October 24, 2013 - 6:28 pm

    Your beach photos are magnificent. Brianna is my daughter in law’s sister & I would love to take a picture of my 10 grandkids on the beach. The pictures of Connor & Amelia are breathtakingReplyCancel

Mother/daughter sessions are quickly becoming my favorites sessions to do. So naturally when Claudia, a fellow photographer herself, contacted me about doing one, I was so excited. And honored. I’m always humbled and honored when a fellow photographer chooses me to capture their memories. Little Miss Lola is SO sweet, all she wanted to do was run up and give me hugs between shots! And I LOVED every second of it! And for a two year old, she took direction quite well. She is a very gentle soul with a very sweet voice. Claudia trusted me completely with everything I asked her to do, even getting to a creek! And she never knew her rain boots had holes in them until she stepped into the water! I think there was as much water in her boots as there was in the creek (don’t worry, it s VERY clean creek that gets filtered and cleaned!) We had a great time on our shoot!

Red hair and blue eyes, she is just so beautiful:

mother daughter photo shootAnd she has perfected the pout: mother daughter photo shoot

She also gave lots of hugs and kisses to momma: mother daughter photo shootLove little tickles: mother daughter photo shootDid I mention Lola loves to hug?: mother daughter photo shootShe wasn’t the least bit afraid of this bridge: mother daughter photo shoot mother daughter photo shootLola as a little woodland nymph: mother daughter photo shoot mother daughter photo shootSuch a sweet girl: mother daughter photo shootMore kisses for momma!: mother daughter photo shootI die. Seriously. I love this picture for so many, many reasons: mother daughter photo shootDip the toes: mother daughter photo shootClaudia and Lola’s Dirty Dancing moment, mother/daughter style, of course: mother daughter photo shoot mother daughter photo shoot

  • Jenn - October 21, 2013 - 2:07 pm

    Wonderful images Jen! I love how you styled this beautiful mother and daughter moment.ReplyCancel

  • donna beck - October 21, 2013 - 11:44 pm

    These are gorgeous! I love ‘em all.ReplyCancel

What’s better than shooting a big, beautiful family on a beach at sunset? When that family is one you grew up around and getting the opportunity to meet the next generation of that family! Photography continues to bring people back into my life and it is a such a blessing. I was so honored to be asked to capture all the grandkids for Grandma. I was a little surprised when she got out of the car, dressed for the session. It was supposed to be a surprise but they couldn’t resist telling her about it and including her! And I was so happy they did that!

I love all the personalities of these kids and I love how much they all love each other:

Extended family beach sunset Extended family beach sunsetSuch handsome and sweet brothers: Extended family beach sunsetBlonde hair and blues eyes and all completely adorable: Extended family beach sunsetNow that’s what I call a good-looking family: Extended family beach sunset Extended family beach sunsetI wanted to photograph this boy all day. Look at his eyes: Extended family beach sunsetFun fact: this little boy was mom’s 40h birthday gift. Love that!: Extended family beach sunset Extended family beach sunsetI love that my clients trust me completely. When I asked them to grab a ladder to bring to the shoot (they live a block away from the beach), they didn’t really question why. I wasn’t sure this would work out (we couldn’t get the 2 year old to play along), but I love it: Extended family beach sunsetA beautiful sunset, a rainbow and a sweet family. What could be better?: Extended family beach sunsetCousins: Extended family beach sunsetWe were SO lucky to have this gorgeous evening: Extended family beach sunsetThe boys: Extended family beach sunset

After we finished up their pictures, we did pictures with Kara and her two gorgeous daughters and had an even more amazing sunset! Check out that session here.

Last year I met these cuties for a chilly mini session. This year we had a gorgeous evening. I had so much fun seeing them (and their parents) again. Check out some fun sneak peaks. sisters fall session

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  • Michelle Eury - September 16, 2013 - 12:25 pm

    Beautiful images! And I just love her red hair.ReplyCancel

  • Audrey - September 16, 2013 - 7:43 pm

    Oh they are adorable!!! Love the one of them holding hands looking at the creek.ReplyCancel

  • jeanine - September 16, 2013 - 8:38 pm

    Oh my goodness, those girls are adorable. And you captured them so beautifully!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - September 19, 2013 - 3:30 am

    I love love love these – aren’t they just beautiful girls!ReplyCancel

This year, my two oldest nephews hits some big milestones. They graduated junior high and elementary school and Monday, they start high school and junior high!!!! I’m still in a bit of disbelief that oldest nephew is now a high school freshman! It makes me feel so old, but I’m so proud of them and all they have accomplished. They are both avid baseball players and love all sports. I wish them all the luck for the following years. They are becoming such responsible young men! We had a great time doing this shoot and I treated them to ice cream after, which is Matt’s favorite thing in the entire world!

This is such a Connor face:

I can’t believe he’s in high school!: The top picture is pretty typical of them, but below is proof they actually like each other and (occasionally) get along:  Love this picture: Love this one too!: So handsome: This is my favorite little exchange between them. They were competing to see who was taller (they are pretty close now!) Matt & Connor compete about everything…: Matt looks so old here: I look at them and I still see the little boys they used to be, back when they hugged me and gave me kisses. Sigh: Handsome Connor and his “good side”: Matt & Connor, best of luck in high school and junior high!!! Hope this year is filled with awesomeness!

  • Maggie - September 9, 2013 - 5:40 pm

    Looks like they have a lot of fun together; love the ones of them together. Great work!ReplyCancel

  • lorena - September 9, 2013 - 11:04 pm

    Looks like they had fun at their session! Handsome boys, indeed.ReplyCancel

  • Helen - September 9, 2013 - 11:11 pm

    I am loving these photos. Not only do they really bring out the sweet natures of the boys, but the colors and sharpness are stunning. Good job!ReplyCancel

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