Sarah’s family has been coming to Maine in the summer for all of her life to visit her grandmother, Barbara. What was even better this year was that not only was this Sarah’s 5-month-old daughter’s first trip to Maine but it was also her grandmother Barbara’s 90th birthday. The whole family was coming together for this huge milestone for their matriarch and they decided that a Maine family portrait session was the perfect way to commemorate it.
To say that this was a fun family would be a huge understatement. I loved this family from the moment that I met them and their energy and their love for the grandmother was beyond measure.
And when the family friend brings down the craziest patchwork blanket down to the water to keep Barbara warm (for a session at the end of August it sure didn’t feel like summer that day!), you snap a shot with your cell-phone (which I then capture). They all had a grand time with this blanket.
The guilty person (for the blanket choice) posing with grandma. ^^
(I secretly wished the entire time that Barbara was my grandmother. She was so awesome and full of laughter and enjoyed her family’s shenanigans. )
After the “formal” stuff, I snagged some candids which, admittedly, are my favorite things to photograph. As we were walking back I was asked to stick around and do some more candid work with everyone doing what they do when they visit their grandmother’s house.
There was some baby snuggles.
There was a really funny poker game.
The fur babies were there to enjoy the gathering, too.
Family friends came by to visit.
And one last photograph of everyone together all piled in Barbara’s living room where they have all spent several decades coming and visiting this super cool lady.
Bayview Beach in Saco is an amazing and long stretch of sandy beach right around the corner from Camp Ellis in Southern Maine and my main go-to for beach family portraits! I love Bayview Beach! If you are coming to Saco, Old Orchard Beach or Scarborough, Maine, then you probably know about these sandy beauties. It’s not too late to set up a session and what better reason for a portrait session than a great vacation in Maine?! Send me a message to set up a date!
Maine Family Portrait Session | Sarah Jane Photography