Vanity Fair Beach Portraits
Amy brought her family to the Turks and Caicos for their very first trip. They flew all the way from California to come to this one of a kind special place. No strangers to family portraits, this beautiful family pulled out all the stops with an amazing job of coordinating outfits, colors and even having hair and makeup done for their beach portrait session. Amy and her daughter had their hair and makeup done by Sheque Perfection. When we arrived, Amy and her family looked like they were ready for a magazine photoshoot. The girls had long gowns that were flowy and beautiful. The guys were dressed stylishly, including little Blake with his dress pants and vest.
After seeing all the planning this busy mom put into her portrait session we got inspired to do a Vanity Fair style portrait session. We started with pictures using the gorgeous architectural features and entrance of their villa, Taylor Bay beach house on Taylor Bay Beach. The columns the coral stone walls, and the palm trees made for a very elegant back chop to do some different creative compositions that were elegant and contemporary. Then we went to the beach and in keeping with Amy’s preference, we did mainly natural lifestyle-like photos where the family was walking together enjoying the beauty of Taylor Bay Beach. Always popular for beach family portraits, we made sure to do some photos in the sand. These candid style photos turned out great with the more formal look of everybody’s outfits contrasted with a casual and comfortable composition of sitting on the sand, looking off into the distance, and drawing in the sand.
As the sun was going down we used the soft light to do beautiful individual pictures of the kids together, individually, and then with Mom and Dad. We couldn’t have asked for better conditions with flattering light and low wind. And, we couldn’t have asked for a better family who really enjoyed and loved the whole experience of having their pictures taken on the beach. We are really hoping to see this beautiful family return and make Turks and Caicos beach portraits a family tradition!