A week down the Jersey shore is the best when you are a kid. Do you know what can make it better? Having your cousins with you! Cousins kinda rock, and if you are lucky enough to have one that is around your age, it is even better. I had the pleasure of capturing two sisters and their families who were down the shore. Their little boys were about close in age and the best of pals. They enjoyed their week of beach filled days, sandy ocean breezes, and ice cream treats at the Avalon Freeze.
It is such a fun time but they were not interested in ANY type of picture that their parents wanted! They made me work for it for sure. But they were giggling all the time they were running around the beach, waves, and lifeguard boats. But to be honest, I loved it. I tell my clients all the time not to stress about that perfect picture. Is life perfect? Just capture the moments now, you will treasure them. As kids get older, they get easier to capture but the silliness is gone. That grin when they laugh will be gone. Treasure the ordinary moments of them.
I think I captured the essence of each of their personalities of the kiddies from this family session. That is my goal in my photography, to capture the connection or essence of a person or a bond.