I recently had the opportunity to spend a week in Punta Cana, photographing Heather & Chris’s gorgeous destination wedding (more on that another day). While we were there Heather & Chris chose to have me join their sweet family to do a vacation family session at the beach & pool. I find so much inspiration in documenting candid moments of families at play and this crew certainly did not disappoint. With 3 busy kiddos (2 of which are pretty small) let’s just say these two have their hands full! Any parent knows that a vacation with little ones in tow is anything but relaxing lol. Having said that it can also be a lot of fun. I loved hanging out with these five and having the chance to experience the trip through their eyes – scroll to the bottom for more on this story.
By the way my new goal is to become a destination family photojournalist. Imagine just documenting people’s vacations? That would be such a dream gig!!! One day…. one…day…
Heather, Chris and the kids got up bright and early to meet me for our family photojournalism session at the beach… at least that was the plan! Turns out the two littlest of the crew were not a fan of the big waves, oops. The thing about documenting real life is that we can’t always predict how kids (or any adults) are going to react in different situations; to me that’s the best part. Heather & Chris did their best to entertain the kids and get them comfortable near the sea but in the end we opted to head to the pool.
The kids had a blast splashing their parents, smothering them with kisses, and playing with their big brother in “safer” water lol! It was so fun to be able to capture some special family time for these sweethearts! I think everyone should have their vacation documented this way – I know that next time we travel hiring a family photojournalist will be on my vaca-prep check list!