Some people say photographing their own family is difficult, and I certainly appreciate that. Yet for some reason, it always seems to be an enjoyable experience for me. This was my first time meeting Rachel, Tara’s sister and her family who visited us at our home near Tampa, Florida. Her husband Antoine is a Marine stationed in Brazil at the US embassy. They have three wonderful children who I really had a blast with for their three week stay. Tara had a shoot planned at Beer Can Island in Longboat Key, which is pretty standard for her. We all tagged along, and I took some photos of our family while Tara worked with her clients separately. I was very happy with our results. I LOVE capturing families like this, and hope this blog post inspires someone else to reach out to me for a family shoot. This wasn’t my first rodeo at Longboat Key either, you can check out one of my other family sessions here from last summer!