Gilligan Family on Kiawah Island

Summer is a time for vacations, for flip-flops, for families, for fun, for sunshine, and of course…beaches. I had the pleasure of combining ALL these elements a few days ago with the wonderful Gilligan Family!!!

We scheduled their family beach portrait session on Kiawah Island to coincide with the cooler temperatures, less crowded beaches, gentle breezes, and of course that beautiful soft evening light of “golden hour”.  It was so much fun hanging out with this crazy crew! Since I have three brothers of my own, I felt right at home with the friendly ribbing Ryan and Kevin were dishing out.  🙂  Plus, Emilee and Reagan were absolutely ADORABLE!!!

Many thanks to Debbie for organizing everything, and allowing me to feel like part of their family for an evening…

Attaway Family on Kiawah Island

It’s hard to believe that it has been 8 years since Michael & Carreen’s wedding! I must be getting old?!? 🙂
A lot has happened in those years. They moved closer to her parents. They both have great jobs. They have two adorable children. And Carreen’s brother, Chris, is doing great in med school.
But what I ESPECIALLY love, is that they’ve stayed in touch with me over the years! It’s always such a joy to me to share in the lives of such wonderful couples and their families. Getting to be with them during the excitement of their wedding day is wonderful. Getting to watch their dreams unfold is priceless!!!
So it was with great pleasure that I photographed their family once again. We met near the condo they had rented on Kiawah Island, where we found a picturesque boardwalk and a beautiful stretch of beach. Photographing family beach portraits is always so much fun…especially when the family is as wonderful as this one!!!  Many thanks to Candace for organizing this year’s shoot.
Trivia Question: Did you know Kiawah Island does not allow motorcycles on their roads?!?