If there’s one thing I love about summer, (because trust me, there aren’t many things I love about these months in South Florida) it’s extended family vacation sessions! As a Palm Beach family photographer, I get dozens of inquiries from families that want to preserve their memories as they vacation on our Florida beaches. Because honestly, pics or it didn’t happen, right?
This family came from all over the world to celebrate being together once again. I met them at the Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort for some photos one Monday evening before dinner. It was especially important that the matriarchs of the family got lots of camera-time, as it was a gift for them. We spent nearly 2.5 hours together and I walked away that evening feeling like I made new friends. I’m thrilled they chose me as their Palm Beach family photographer! (And yeah, even with the random 20MPH winds and car full of sand after)
How I approach Palm Beach Family Sessions
When photographing these South Florida family sessions, I like to start with some full group shots first, then move to the kids for individual head shots. They’re likely to have the shortest attention spans, so better to get those cute shots out of the way. Then, I’ll get some shot of each family unit, and then the grandparents with their kids, grandparents with just their grandbabies, and so on.
The great thing about these extended family sessions is that I don’t put a time limit on our time together. And when there’s fifteen adults and a handful of children, you need all the time (and breaks) you can get!
Not placing a time limit on these sessions means I can crack more jokes, connect with the kids, and learn more about each family unit in the group. Because if your Palm Beach family photographer isn’t trying to connect with you like that, why even bother?
Ready book your Palm Beach family session? With vaccinations on the rise, South Florida is becoming a hot spot for family photography. I’d love to chat with you and plan our session together – let me show you the Sonju Photography difference!