Who hires a professional photographer to document their family reunion? Our daughter, Kirsten, hired a photographer for our first family reunion eight years ago in Santa Barbara, California, and it was a great success.
These photos were the best gift from our reunion eight years ago.
With the upcoming family reunion on Sanibel Island, Florida, Beth’s brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Barbara, hired a professional photographer to take family photos during our stay as their Christmas present to all of us.
On the last night of our reunion, 15 of us gathered at the beach for the photo session an hour before dusk. Julie, the photographer, started with group shots in many different configurations: families placed near each other, tallest to shortest, walking down the beach holding hands….
When she started taking photos of the 4 grandchildren, Joe took his own snaps using his iPhone.
During this family reunion when we were with our family, we wanted to enjoy being with them. We rarely took out our cameras. It just seemed a distraction. So, having a professional photographer capture sweet and joyous photos of everyone was a welcome way to remember our reunion. We’ll have more than Sanibel shells to document this reunion.