Monday, June 23, 2008

Beach Bums

To quote a little Soul 2 Soul (ahhh yeaaa, baby!) it's 'back to life, back to reality' here at the Rich household. We're back from a week at the beach and missing every minute of it. Apparently I missed a lot. (You know who you are and I really, REALLY want a update and especially a picture... but I guess I'll be patient given the circumstances.) Anyway, we had a great week and tons of fun with our friends. All total, there were seventeen... yes that's s-e-v-e-n-t-e-e-n people that went with us and yes, we all stayed in one beach house. The kids had a blast and we were very fortunate that they all got along so well. Now, let's get to what everyone really wants in a blog entry... the pictures. Here are a few of my favorites...

Allie and Wyatt, taking it all in...
Allie LOVED the waves!
Allie & GeorgiaThe jellyfish were really bad one day. Here's one of the four we caught for the kids to look at...
The kids were bummed they couldn't swim much that day, but Wyatt had no problem finding other ways to occupy his time...Allie Loved putt-putt, which btw, I WON. It came down to the all the men and me in a very heated match. On the last hole I came on strong with a hole-in-one to tie the game with Michael. So... on to a tie-breaking hole we went... and guess what??? I got another hole-in-one to secure my victory. Oh, sweet, sweet victory!! (What?!? Me...competitive? Nahhh.)

Here's Allie... my little golfer-in-training.
Allie showing off the pose she now does in all of her pictures. The girls even got hair wraps. Allie learned to jump off the side of the pool! Next step... no life jacket!
I love this shot I got of the two of them!My little beach bum...
I also figured it was about time we had a family portrait taken since... well... we have NEVER taken one before. (Well, other than the d.i.y. one I took for the church directory, but that totally doesn't count. Plus, it was many pounds ago...LOL!) Since I'm usually the one taking the pictures, I never get to be in them myself. So we hired a photographer to come and take some family portraits of us on the beach.

Well, as a photographer you can probably guess I kinda had in mind what I wanted. After a long search, I found just what I was looking for at Beach Bum Photography. David and Jessica are a husband and wife photography team and they were awesome! They were both so sweet and wonderful to work with. Plus, they were totally affordable! Their session fee included a disk with all the images on it so I could crop, Photoshop, and print at my leisure. If you are ever in the Pensacola, Navarre, or Destin area, I TOTALLY recommend them! Here's a few shots from our session...
O.K., so that was more than a few pictures... but what did you expect? I was really happy to get so many shots. They shot hundreds of images... way too many to post so I had to narrow it down as much as possible. Seriously though... If you need some beach pictures and you're in their area you should totally give them a call. You won't find anyone sweeter!

Now, I'm off to comment on some blogs before I start loosing friends...

8 comments:

Chris said...

Oh yeah, those are AWESOME BEACH PICS! Glad you had so much fun. Mike and I did pics last summer at Myrtle and we brought our tripod but hiring the photographer was a great idea. I can't wait til our beach trip next year!!! I'm SO ready for it!

Melanie said...

OMG Caron, those pictures are wonderful! I love the b&w ones that you got of the kids and all of the ones that you had made. Those are priceless! It looks like you guys had a great time, but we bloggers are glad that you are back!!!

Caitlin said...

Those beach pictures are so great! I love the one of the entire family sitting down. You look great too. Congratulations on your weight loss. We're going in August and I'm desperately trying to lose my last couple of pounds as we're having pictures made on the beach as well. It looks like y'all had a great time. Glad you're back!

Bethany said...

In love with these photos!!! They are wonderful. So cool that you found someone locally to do them. I want to get the kids to the beach so bad!!! Looks like you guys had a blast!

Heather said...

The family/beach photos are amazing. I love those kinds of shots.
I am glad to see you back. Glad your vaction worked out so great.

Andrea said...

Great post as always Caron! Beautiful pictures of your beautiful family. Sounds like you had one awesome vacation!

Lauren said...

Hey! I put you on my link list, so I can stay in touch!! I absolutely love the one of you kissing your daughter!! And the one of all 4 of your backsides...very cute!

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very nice pic u got,specially
7th,8th,9th,10th.these four pics are really good,they shows lovely atmosphere between you.
have a nice day.




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