Jim & Claudette were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Tybee Island with their sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren recently and I had the pleasure of snapping some family photos for them. They wanted new ideas for family clothing options other than the always popular khaki/white combo. I'd like to share some of the ideas that I emailed them before the shoot because I think they might help other families who have questions on what to bring/wear to a family session on the beach. I just LOVE the colors they chose! They went well together for the group photo and also looked awesome on everyone in their individual family shots! Helpful Tips: There is a great little site for ideas on color palettes *HERE*. I think any of these combos as tops with white or light pants/shorts/capris (or skirts or dresses) look awesome. Even mix in some color on bottoms, too. Maybe each family in different color schemes for the group shot instead of everybody matching. I just think the khaki/white and jeans/white is overdone, and some pretty colors can work beautifully. Beach photos can be colorful & fun!!
Paula & Michael were married by Rev. Joe Wadas on Tybee's North Beach last fall. When Paula booked me, she mentioned that she was a peacock fanatic and that would play a big part in her theme, along with their mutual love for Starbucks. She also warned me that she was a bit of a Pinterest junkie and that she would be bringing some props with her. She wasn't kidding. She had a shopping bag of goodies when we met. Now don't get me wrong, I love Pinterest but an entire bag full of props kinda scares me a little. Much to my surprise, I had an absolute ball with these two and all of their posed prop requests. As you can see from their photos, laughing and enjoying life comes second nature and it was a pleasure to work with them. I'm smiling right now just remembering how much fun we had. Congratulations Paula & Michael!