Forty years ago, these two promised to love each other forever. They’ve stayed true to that promise, and to celebrate they wanted to spend the weekend in Galveston with their kids and grandkids, and they wanted a beach photo shoot.
I was honored to even have a small part in celebrating their love and commitment to one another. What started out as just the two of them has grown to include four sons, four daughters-in-law, five grandsons, and six granddaughters.
We met on the beach yesterday morning and were greeted by bright sunny skies, and gusting winds. And while it wasn’t ideal shooting conditions from a photographer’s point of view, it really didn’t even matter. What mattered is the love of this big, happy family. What mattered is these precious 11 little ones (all under the age of 7!) who are crazy about their Grammy and Grandpa.
After all of the group shots and all of the family shots, I spent some time just capturing the kids in all their kid glory, living it up and playing at the beach. I just love some of the images I got! These kids are so precious, and so loved by so many people. As I watched them play and I thought about this family, my heart was bursting with love and gratitude. I was watching a legacy of Godliness, love, joy, and happiness unfold before my very eyes. It was a joy to be a part of it yesterday morning.
I even got a smile from this little guy, who I’ve photographed before and has been notoriously stubborn about having his picture taken. He tried so hard not to look at my camera or smile, but he couldn’t help but let it go towards the end of our time together.
And I love this one of the oldest grandchild. She’s a little fashionista!
Thank you so much, B family, for trusting me with your family photos. I had a great time with y’all yesterday! Happy Anniversary!