One lovely evening during our stay in Hilton Head, we all got spiffed up and headed to the beach to take some group photos. Last year the weather on the beach was way too windy to have my camera on a tripod out there so we settled for a quick shot out in front of our house. This year, however, it was so lovely that we spent some time taking our group shots to mark the occasion and then grandparents/grandkids, cousins, Crossons, and even some 6-month milestone shots of Ivy. The kids were rarely all cooperative about the idea at the same time, but I think we came away with some fun shots (without head swapping—yay!—but also without the beach ball images I’d had in my mind—Pinterest fail. I will say, however, that the beach balls added to the backdrop in quite a few pics—thanks, fam, for going along with my crazy plans for the night!).
jack, age 8
ella, age 10
jake, age 12
zane, age 9
drew, age 7
ivy, age 7 months
And, of course, you can’t go to the beach without getting sandy and wet all over again.
And these are a few of the beach ball shots—never seemed to work for us because a ball or hands were always covering someone’s face or my camera was focused on the wrong thing. :( But, it was kind of fun trying, right??