I love family vacations

When I was a kid, our family vacationed together. We had vacations with just our family of course, but a lot of times we traveled with aunts and uncles and cousins! Some of my very best memories as a kid were on vacations with my cousins. I get so nostalgic about it. And you know what? My parents were always so awesome and let me bring a friend because there is a huge age gap between me and my brother. As a parent now, I realize how great my parents really were to do that for me.

So, when I get the opportunity to photograph a family vacation, I get so excited because it is near and dear to my heart! 

girl in bunk bed fort with cousins in sandbridge beach, virginia home vacation photographer

From far and wide and across the world

This family comes together from all over the world to meet right here in Virginia Beach, Virginia to hang out and vacation together. This happened to be one of the hottest days of the entire year here. It always happens like that, doesn't it? The sand was blistering hot and they chose to hang out in the beach house until it cooled off some. I don't blame them one single bit! Hey, at least the views from the house were absolutely spectacular!! 

What a special time! I was so excited to see all of the cousins playing together and decorating cookies together while the family prepared a huge meal to share. 

children decorating cookies while the adults prepare dinner sandbridge, virginia vacation photographer

I love this family's commitment to spending time together and intentionally setting aside a week to connect with each other. That is really commendable. Actually, I think it's really inspirational. It's a beautiful thing to bring everyone together. These are memories that the kids will take with them the rest of their lives. 

If you're on vacation in the Southeastern Virginia area or even the Outer Banks, I would love to get together with you, hang out for the day, and document some of your vacation memories for you. If you'd like to talk over some details send me a message!