Sam is one of our most favorite little boys ever! He’s growing so fast. We spent an amazing afternoon on the beach with him and his parents, Jonathan + Lauren. The day was made even more special because Jon’s parents joined them for some fun in the sand and ocean waves. Lauren graciously wrote some of the family’s thoughts on the meaning of this day and the photos:
What do you get when you combine four people who don’t like being photographed and one who likes being photographed just a little too much? When you work with Ulysses + Jenni, you get pictures you’ll cherish for the rest of your life! We’ve been huge fans of their work since meeting them at a wedding a few years ago, and were absolutely thrilled with the results of an earlier family session.
As an exceptionally close family, we felt it was really important to capture photos of our 6-year-old son, Sam, with his grandparents at the place they love most – the beach.
Ulysses + Jenni were the perfect couple for the job; in addition to being phenomenal photographers, we knew they understand the ‘zen of Sam.’ In our first family session, they encouraged us to let him lead the way, explore what was interesting and just have fun, and the results were spectacular! Initially, Mom, Dad, Noma and Opa may have wanted to fade into the background, but the end result captured so many special moments – moments that go by in a flash (no pun intended!) – that really demonstrated the love we all feel for each other (as well as the love Sam feels for the “hypnotizing” and “so beautiful” Jenni!). Much fun was had by all; as Jon said, “You feel like you’re hanging with good friends for the afternoon, and those friends just happen to take stunning pictures.”
Sam & Family: It was a true delight and a real privilege to spend this awesome day with you.
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