Keowee Key Family Holiday Vacation Photography Session –
I always, always love doing extended family sessions. They’re MY THING. I love capturing all of the faces and expressions when a grandmother snuggles with one of her grand-dolls, or hugs one of her grown children tight. There is always such beauty in these images, because – well, families are beautiful!
I live in a community that is just perfect for this kind of photography. Most people here are retired, or at least at the point where their children are grown and independent, and they are enjoying their families on a whole new level. There’s so much to appreciate at this stage in life, but the downside is that a lot of us don’t live as near to our children and grandchildren as we’d like. When they visit, time is VERY precious. It’s hard to get everyone visiting at the same time, and it doesn’t happen very often.
But when it does – this happens:
Gayle’s son live in Texas, and drove 16 hours with three kids (including an infant and toddler) through extreme flooding to get here for Spring Break/Easter. SIXTEEN. With a baby. !!!
Gayle is a photographer herself, and absolutely believes in capturing her family memories regularly and professionally. She made the effort to make sure we took advantage of this opportunity. We did her Keowee Key family holiday vacation photography session on the Leisure Trail near the beach.
This family is extra special to me. Gayle, the mom and the heart of this loving crew, is one of our great friends and such a caring, strong person. She lost her husband Darrell, the love of her life, suddenly and unexpectedly just over a year ago. She and all of the kids have had a sad year of “firsts” without him, but they have remained strong by holding each other close and continuing to live with the joy of family, life, and love. They honor him and his love and legacy by releasing balloons in his beloved Clemson Tiger colors at every gathering. He is a part of them in so many ways, and I just know that he is smiling down on them with such pride!
Keowee Key Family Holiday Vacation Photography Session | Professional group photography of your whole family on location on Lake Keowee