Monday, July 2, 2012

Beach Portraits!

While we were in Destin, Florida a month ago, we decided to try our hand at some DIY beach portraits.  We had a lot of fun snapping posed and candid shots.  The family portrait, however, was challenging.  We didn't think about a trip cord, so my dear husband took the job of running the long distance from camera to family for each photo.  I say long distance because, when you have a family of eight, you have to set the camera waaayyyyy back to get a good shot.  The poor man was exhausted, but you would never guess by looking at the portrait.

I used PicMonkey (it's free!) to edit the photos and had a lot of fun doing it.  It was pretty easy.   I'm not finished--I think we took about 200 photos in all.  I just wanted to share the best posed portraits with you all...my children!  From oldest to youngest:

I love how the portraits turned out!

Here are a couple with the baby grandson.  I'm shocked at how much he has grown and changed since these photos were taken!  He was just a little ball of pale mush back then.

Mom and baby:

Uncle Jack and baby:

(He is so good with the baby.)

You may remember the 'jumping photos' I shared.  (Those photos were original, unedited shots.)

Here are a couple of shots that we took before the jumping started:

So.... how do you like our DIY beach portraits?

Makes me yearn for the beach just looking at them...

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