JOSH + SUSAN FOWLER
Adventure seekers  //  adoption advocates  //  13 years of marriage
5 kids  //  2 businesses  //  We like living life to the fullest

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Family // Sandbridge, Little Island Park, Virginia Beach

When Melissa first contacted me to take photos of her family on vacation my jaw fell open.  I tried to play if off totally cool, but she is a fantastic wedding photographer in DC, and she asked me to take her family photos?  Way cool!

Getting there, on the other hand, was quite a feat! The day we planned for photos had a horrible storm (maybe even a tornado?) come through.  It was a day where you don’t need to be outside at all, much less attempting family photos!  But the next day ended up being much calmer weather.  I suppose that’s why everyone on the peninsula decided to jump on 64E and drive through the HRBT that afternoon.  Seriously, I had planned for traffic but never imagined I would hit that much traffic!

But once we were all there things fell into place.  It was a cloudy day, which was perfect for Melissa’s 8 week old baby (who gave us a few precious grins!), and it was relatively quiet on the beach.  Now if only the wind had calmed down a bit, but hey, we can’t have everything!There’s something about a new baby crying in its mothers arms that is just so precious in photos.  I especially love the heart tattoo– it was just perfect for this photo!

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