Dillon Family at Edisto Island

When Bernadett contacted me about photographing a “surprise” family portrait session for her parents, I knew I had to be a part of it! The last time the whole family had been together in a photo was at her sister’s wedding 10 years ago!!!

Their family was vacationing in a beautiful rental house a few minutes from the beach on Edisto Island. So I met up with them at their rental house, where Bernadett and Nicol had sprung the surprise to their parents earlier that day…much to their delight!

A few thunderstorms had passed through that afternoon…and more were predicted for later that evening. So the skies were full of character, with interesting cloud formations rolling through. But the light was beautiful! And the kids were amazing!!! Everyone was so much fun to work with. 🙂

Many thanks to Bernadett and Monica for organizing this fun gift for their parents.

The Gunn Family at Botany Bay Plantation

Grand children are THE BEST!!! Not only do they bring new-found love and joy into a family’s life…they also prompt NEW Family Portrait Sessions! 🙂

I’ve had the priviledge of working with Sara Gunn and her sewing partner, Julie Starr, on their amazing project, The Tunic Bible.  With a new grand daughter, I was delighted when Sarah asked me to photograph some updated family portraits for them!  (Thanks for the recommendation, Julie!)

The Gunns have a family beach house on Edisto Island. I’m ALWAYS up for an excuse to drive down to that beautiful part of the world…especially when they decide to do the shoot at the majestic Botany Bay Plantation! With some of the most AMAZING avenues of oaks, marsh views, and rustic backdrops in the low-country, I always love photographing family portraits in this picturesque preserve.

I can’t wait for grand-baby #2!?! Just kidding, John & Mimi…no pressure. HA! 😉  Until then, many thanks to the Gunn Family.  Here are some of my favorites from their wonderful family shoot this morning…