“We need family pictures!”
I had just climbed in bed after a long day of retouching corporate headshots when I felt my phone buzz with a new text message. “Hello Jenn! This is very last-minute, but would you have any availability for family pictures on the beach in Fort Myers or Sanibel Island tomorrow evening? We are visiting from Portland and would love to get a family picture for a holiday card! ~Kelly”
There’s something about spending the evening “working” on a beautiful beach that makes me feel rebellious and alive. The sand in my toes. The sounds of the surf. I texted Kelly back immediately, asking a few details about the size of her family and ages of her kiddos. The next morning I followed up with a quick phone call, finalizing time & location details… and done. Yes…it’s that easy to book me. You have enough on your plate, my goal is to make ‘family pictures’ easy for you! (If you’re ready for your own family photoshoot, shoot me a text and we’ll make it happen! 239-207-0003.)
The sunset made a stunning backdrop for beach photography.
That evening, I met Kelly & Chris’ beautiful family at Sanibel Island for their family photoshoot, and I think it’s safe to say we ALL had such an enjoyable time. I loved working with this sweet family and enjoyed hearing about their recent Disney adventure. It was a privilege to document this special time for them. I got nostalgic as I was taking a photo of their eldest son. I said quietly to him, “You’re going to remember this trip for a long long time!” I was thinking back to when I took my own girls to Florida, when we still lived in Michigan. The quality family time we had – I treasure those moments. I wish I had had a budget for family pictures of my own back then, but being a single mom at the time, my modest vacation budget couldn’t permit it.
And for those of you wondering, yes, their shoot was last night, and yes, Kelly and Chris already have their beautiful family pictures in-hand, less than 24 hours later, while they’re still on vacation! What a way to
rub it in share your vacation with your friends & family back home stuck in 40 degree weather.
Kelly & Chris, it was wonderful meeting you – Happy Holidays and I hope you enjoy the rest of your family vacation here in Fort Myers!
If the family photo hanging over your mantle is more than 3 years old, I welcome you to contact me through my website, or simply email me, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call/text, 239-207-0003. If you’d love a beautiful family photo on the beach, let’s talk! If you’ve ‘done’ the beach and would like a new location, I have just the spot.