Seaside, Florida Things To Do
The same bookstore you walk in year after year – only fresh with new books. The same streets, alleyways and boardwalks – only those are fresh, too, tailored even more for a community atmosphere. The same things – only different. The only thing that doesn’t change is the golden sunset that sets every late afternoon in Seaside, Florida.
This is the Phelan family’s story as they have been coming to Seaside, Florida on vacation for nearly twenty years now. They began coming when Gerrie was little but this year she and her family came with their two little boys. I loved seeing Seaside through her stories and recollections of how it has changed over the years.
She wanted to include some of these favorite aspects of Seaside in their photos – which made my heart so happy. How do I take unique photos week after week, year after year of families? It comes by digging into the heartbeat of each family because while they may be drawn to similar things – they are completely unique. A specific family unit is what makes family photos different than others.
Why I love being a Seaside photographer
I started out photographing Gerrie, Ryan and the boys in a cute alleyway near Sundog books in Seaside. Gerrie has always loved the quintessential alleyways connecting through the 30A community, so we had to include these! We then stopped by Sundog books but didn’t stay long because the sun was at it’s prime and beaming down in that direction so we ventured down to the beach.
This is where we found the golden sunset Seaside, Florida is known for! I absolutely loved that Gerrie and Ryan let the boys go completely free with noodles, hats and swimsuits for the beach portraits. When you let the real stuff happen – that’s when magic happens in photos. I love the portraits of them on the beach because they have a candid but portrait style to them!
I honestly don’t know why the Lord lets me serve the families that I get to. I am so thankful because like the Phelan’s, He lets me meet some of the most intentional and incredible families!