The Hill family, from Illinois, contacted me back in September to set up a family portrait session for their family vacation this past December. Now, I know what you're thinking, a December family portrait session on Pensacola Beach might be a bit chilly. Not this December! Most days had highs in the mid to upper 60°s with beautiful sunsets. In fact, every single family portrait session I photographed this past fall was PERFECT weather! All except for the day the Hill's family pictures were scheduled.
That day turned out to have a high around 50° with winds from 20 - 30 miles per hour. And, that was the only day they had for their pictures. Of course. But, we persever
Mom had a color scheme and outfits all planned out - chilly weather and winds be damned. See, these pictures weren't JUST family photos - they were also to be Engagment/ Save the Date announcements!
I personally showed up for this session in leggings, boots, a tank top, a sweater, and a jacket - it was THAT cold with the wind chill.
When I saw these 3 adorable kiddos hop out of their car and shiver at the blast of cold wind, I knew I needed a plan! (Honestly, with multiple children, you always need a plan.)
Before we walked out onto the windy beach, while we were still in the shelter of the boardwalk, I pulled the Hill kids aside and told them this - If they would be super cooperative and do exactly what their mother and I asked of them, I PROMISED their photo session would be over in 10 minutes! Oh man, that definitely got their attention.
These kids were FANTASTIC!
They did everything asked of them. And I kept my promise, 20 awesome shots, and 10 minutes later, we called this session a wrap and went back to our warm cars.
Amanda is the prop buying, location scouting, ponytail sporting, flip flop wearing, owner/ operator/ and woman behind the camera for Finding Beauty in the Ordinary Photography.
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