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...