There is no higher honor for me than to be invited back to continue documenting a family’s growth and story. When this sweet family decided to return to Galveston for vacation (check out a little peek of their 2014 session here), they wanted to update their family portraits with the addition of a new baby, and I was all too happy to oblige.
Despite the joys of vacation, it’s been a rough 12 months. Mom’s father passed away unexpectedly a few months ago, and she wanted to think of a way to honor his memory and legacy during their session. We settled on flying prayer papers, on which each family member wrote their prayers and remembrances. The idea was then to alight and release them, but the coastal winds made that part difficult. Despite the wind, it was a poignant and beautiful moment, with hugs and prayers and tears and laughs. I’m so glad Mom thought to include this special time in her family’s session.
To find out more about documenting your own family’s story, please use my contact form. Enjoy!
The joining of two people for a lifetime is one of the most beautiful things to witness. Although I don’t photograph many weddings, I was privileged to document Bonnie and Aaron’s small, sweet, intimate seaside ceremony in Galveston, TX. Enjoy your sneak peek and your new life, you two!
Some of you know that my annual weekend of Sand & Sea Limited Edition beach photography sessions in Galveston happens in…SEPTEMBER. I know, I know…school has started and we are all looking ahead to that first cold snap and all the fun & excitement of the upcoming fall holidays. So WHY do I go to the beach in September? My top 3 reasons:
1. It’s not crowded. The vacationers are back home and we’ll have the beach (mostly) to ourselves. The only photobombers will be seagulls and, if we’re lucky, a jumping fish!
2. The seaweed is (usually) gone. This has been a record year for seaweed in Galveston, so I can’t make promises that it will be COMPLETELY gone…but seaweed is always highest in the spring and early-to-mid summer. The beaches will definitely be cleaner than earlier in the year!
3. It’s not so miserably hot. You’ll be able to play for a bit without immediately wanting to immerse yourself into a pool of ice water.
There you have it. To book one of these sessions (Sept. 19-21), see my 2014 Sand & Sea Magazine for packages and booking details. See you at the beach!
The beaches are free of seaweed and will soon be free of crowds – so now is the time to book your family session at the beach! If you’ve never treated yourself to a session at the beach with me, don’t let another year go by! Clients LOVE their time at the beach and love their images even more.
Here are the currently available dates and times:
Friday, September 20: 5:45 pm,
Saturday, September 21: 7 am, 7:45 am, 5:45 pm, 6:30 pm
Sunday, September 22: 7 am, 7:45 am, 5:45 pm, 6:30 pm
Clients get the first opportunity to book through 8 p.m. on Friday, August 23! To book your session, just pay the $99 (plus tax) session fee here and then email me (info at amandafauettphotography.com) with your top two preferred dates. Dates are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t wait!
Book by Monday, August 26 at 9 p.m. and get one complimentary pack of 25 holiday cards (I have some awesome beachy designs – $75 value!) AND a bonus $50 credit when you purchase a collection. (Credit will be not be applied to the collection, but to any additional items you may want to purchase.)
Book by Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. and get the $50 bonus credit when you purchase a collection.
Refer a friend who books a beach session and each of you will receive a 4×8 accordion album, printed on luxurious press paper and filled with your images! (Sample is from Femme Portrait, my glamour and beauty genre.)
This year’s sessions are offered at a discounted session fee of just $99 plus tax (normally, individual sessions at the beach are a $250 session fee plus your purchase). You’ll be able to order from my regular price list and collections, or select from some exclusive Sand & Sea collections. Please contact me to receive full pricing information, or go ahead and book your session today and get the first pick of available dates! See you at the beach!
I Heart Faces is so much fun – and it’s great inspiration for anyone who loves taking photos! This month’s theme, “All Boy”, excites me since I have a little six year old that is 100% male on my hands and I swear the testosterone levels creep up every day…but for this submission, I picked a photo that is one of my absolute favorites from the sessions I’ve shot for others. I love everything about this photo, from the colors to the reflection to his contemplative expression. Hope you love it too!
This photo was submitted to the I Heart Faces photo challenge – www.iheartfaces.com
I had the privilege of photographing four incredible families at my first weekend of Sand & Sea “limited edition” beach sessions. This family was brave enough to meet me at the beach at 7:00 a.m. – with two kiddos! And they showed up looking great! 🙂
I’ve learned that I absolutely love beach sessions – everyone is (usually) in a great mood, and there are so many fun things for the kids to experience that the wonderful expressions are easy to come by and the family’s love really shines through.
Be sure to leave a little love for them below! 🙂
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17-18
A day of sweet memories – captured forever. Imagine your family, enjoying a beautiful day in the warm sand of a Texas beach…searching for shells, jumping the waves, or just relaxing in the sand. What could be better? How about having a professional photographer there to capture every splash and smile? I love capturing the quiet, tender moments that tell the story of a family’s love, as well as the smiles of delight that will surely be in abundance at the beach!
Because sessions are limited, every session takes place during “sweet light”. Your portraits will have the soft, golden, glowy first light or last light of the day, the ideal light for outdoor photography. You’ll have 40 minutes of shooting time available for your session.
Choose the collection that meets your needs. You’ll have 10-12 edited images from your time at the beach, perfectly capturing your family’s personality, from which to choose your portrait selections. Take your choice of three portrait collections designed especially for the Sand & Sea sessions. Every session includes low-res files of each image ordered. Additional heirloom-quality portrait products are available should you choose to upgrade to a stunning canvas wrap or gorgeous framed print. A special selection of coastal-themed, custom holiday cards are available too!
Windward: One 16×20 mounted wall print and one gift print (8×10 or smaller)
Leeward: Five gift prints (8×10 or smaller) – all prints are delivered with a beautiful textured finish
Running Free: Three high-resolution files with print release (delivered on CD with a print lab recommendation)
Your session will provide you with priceless images AND will help provide clean water in Ethiopia. For every Sand & Sea session booked, I will donate $25 in the client’s honor to Water to Thrive, a faith-based organization that is constructing wells in rural Ethiopia, where many remote villages sit atop a water source but have no resources to access it. I just can’t stand the thought that 1 in 6 people worldwide do not have access to clean water.
Ready to secure your Sand & Sea session? Only six spots are left. Call (713-419-3884) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) now to reserve your session. See you at the beach!