When you treat people right, they send their friends your way! In May I photographed this family at Buckroe Beach, and they in turn referred this sweet family to me who was vacationing in Sandbridge, just south of Virginia Beach. Sessions with little boys on vacation can be difficult. They’re gung ho for exactly 3.5 minutes, and then they’re done with life. But these two sweeties were on board almost the whole time! They were respectful and minded their parents and it was just a joy to work with them.
When the Russo family first piled out of their car, they let me know that there was a slight problem… the boys had massive arm tattoos that wouldn’t come off! We decided to roll with it. Most pictures we were able to hide the tattoos, and for some, we just embraced that this is vacation and they’re little boys– it’s just shows their personalities!
One final thought– I love that in pictures, you can alter reality just a bit with different angles and lenses. The reality was that there were quite a few other photographers with families in this same area, and of course beach-goers enjoying their vacation! But for these pictures, it looks like we had the beach mostly to ourselves, and I love that.