Sand and water add interesting elements to a photo shoot. They can have the most beautiful reflections on them but they also are wet and sandy. Some of the little ones got soaked, but still had fun, and it is hard to tell exactly how wet everyone is in the photos. Big families are always more challenging, if just because there are so many possible combinations of people to photograph. But then, the challenge is fun.

We had a beautiful day, but the tide was a bit of a problem as it came all the way up the beach and carried lots of scum with it so as well as many lovely smiles and laughter there were shrieks and cries of “Scum” and “ewww” from me as well as others. But it was really fun and I got lots of beautiful photos and memorable moments. Like when shoes were not left far enough up the beach and the waves tried to snatch them away.