Familiar Faces in a New Place

Michael, Sara, and Sophia


This session was one that was so special to me 💕Do you remember the sunrise session I had with Sara and Sophia earlier this year?! It’s crazy to think about how much has changed in these short six months for the both of us. Sara and I have been good friends, and I was so sad to leave her this year when we moved down to Florida!

Last week I randomly got a text from Sara saying that her, her boyfriend Michael (Sophia’s daddy), and Sophia would all be down in Florida for the next couple of weeks. She said that they would be staying about 3 hours away from where I live, but were willing to drive up to visit me and book a family session 😍Of course five minutes later we had our shoot all planned out and my heart was leaping for joy!

When we met up for our shoot last Sunday, we decided to go to Anastasia State Park for the evening. I loved having Michael join us for this session, because it added such a sweet dynamic. You could tell Sophia loved having her mommy and daddy with her at the beach. There were a few instances that I was trying to take pictures of Sara and Michael together, but Sophia would run into the frame to be in there with them 😭My heart melted!

I think my favorite part of this session was watching a three year old from Indiana get to run and play on the beach…you could tell she was filled with so much happiness. Sophia wrote in the sand, chased the birds, and even played in the water. At the end of the shoot her dress was all soaked and sandy 🌊I think that is a sign of a successful night at the beach!

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Sara, Michael, and Sophia,

Thank you SO much for spending six hours in the car just to see me and book a family session 😘Our night on the beach was a blast…taking photos and getting some time to catch up! I love your sweet family and can’t wait for more photo sessions together in the future!

Until next time…

XOXO, Natalie