Tybee Island Family Photographer

Together again | Tybee Island, Ga | laurie schultz photography

The sounds of a deserted beach at sunrise are some of the most relaxing and soothing sounds (the roar of the waves, seagulls muffled squawking).  This gorgeous family agreed to meet me at sunrise when the threat of rain kept increasing for later in the day.  As I waited for them at the end of the beach pathway, I started to hear muffled voices walking toward me, those muffled voices turned into joyful and excited chatter.  It had not even been 48 hours since this family had been reunited (part of this family lives in Africa!), and you could hear and feel the joy and excitement they had of just being together again.  What a joy for me to be able to capture this special time in their family's life.  This also was the littlest member of the family's first time at the beach!  His first time putting his toes in the sand and in the warm ocean water.  What a fun morning it was experiencing all of this with them, I quickly fell in love with them.  

Tybee Island Vacation | Tybee, Island Ga | laurie schultz photography

A family vacation on Tybee Island, Ga...

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sun drenched | laurie schultz photography | tybee island, ga

Back in December I had the opportunity to speak at a local MOPS group about "How to take extraordinary photos of your kids."  I challenged the group of moms to capture not just smiling photos, but the moments that they actually want to remember.  Mamas...this is my charge to you, whenever you get that feeling or thought in your head saying, "I don't ever want to forget this"...snap a photo of it!   You won't ever regret taking a photo (your kids might regret it, haha! But you won't!) . At the end of the meeting I picked a winner for a free mini session, and this mama was the lucky winner!  

This sweet family was my last session before my maternity leave.  Don't worry...I'm still booking July and beyond, so if you want to get on my schedule click HERE!  Keep in mind that Sept-Nov are highly popular months and are already starting to fill!  I believe I only have 3 spots left for those months!  

Now...enjoy this sun drenched beach session.  Beach season is almost here and I cannot wait!  

Tybee Island Family Vacation | Tybee Island, Ga Photographer | laurie schultz photography

A family vacation in Georgia!  We met up on the south end of Tybee Island.  This is one of my favorite spots to photograph on the Island because the beach is a bit wider and less frequented. There is also more wildlife on this side of the island: horseshoe crabs, dolphins, even starfish can be found!        

We started our evening by just walking around the south end and putting our toes in the water.  Trying to keep cool in this southern heat can be challenging, but thankfully there was a breeze in the air!  As we closed out the evening, a water fight broke out (much spurred on by the ladies in the family!), I love a family that plays together!

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Tybee Island Family Session | laurie schultz photography | tybee island ga

I am a fan of the beach in every season and in all weather conditions (minus hurricanes, ha).  This cloudy beach day turned out to be just perfect for this family session.  The sky acted as this huge lightbox casting such gorgeous light onto this sweet family.  But just the perfect amount of sunlight peeked it's head out several times.  SWOON! 

Isn't it amazing how different the beach can be everytime you go?  I have been to this part of Tybee Island many times, but I have never seen it covered with straw like it was on this day.  I considered moving to another part of the beach because of it, but i'm so glad I didn't, I love the way it looks!  Sometimes in photography you take risks, and this risk paid off!  

Photographing friends of mine is always a treat.  I feel like i'm kinda cheating as a photographer because I know their personalities a bit and can then use it to my advantage!  haha!  That is why when you book a session with me I send you a lengthy questionnaire.  It is so necessary for your photographer to get to know you before a session and to be able to know how to best interact with you and bring out your unique personalities!  I love watching timid/shy kids loosen up during a session, and let their little lights shine!  These kids however, are not shy.  They were so much fun to run around with and get all sandy with.  Speaking of sandy, make sure to scroll to the bottom to see a classic kid vs parent moment.  

Ready to book a beach session?  You know I love the beach, especially in summer!  Contact me today to get on the calendar.  BOOKING NOW