Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Beach Boys : Day two

I'm sure you're wondering why there's no post with day one but that will be coming! We went to Long Island for the weekend and on Sunday morning I convinced everyone to wake up super early to see the sunrise. I have those pictures ready to go first so I'll blog those and then you'll get to see day one in a day or so.

I don't know how I convinced everyone but I did. Well the kids had no choice but Chris humored me. I learned several things while taking my sunrise pictures.

-Although we're on the East Coast Long Island's beaches are on the North and South shore. Chris informed me of this on our way to the beach crushing my dreams. Luckily there was the bay which was a nice substitute. (I still want my beach sunrise pics someday though)
-The sun rises very fast when you're trying to take pictures before the beautiful golden light is too harsh
-I hate metering in light changing situations
-I need to learn more about landscape photography
-Photographers always say that the light is most important and that is so true!
-My family is going to be tortured with more early wakings for sunrise pictures when I want more family portraits.

We were running a couple minutes late so as soon as we got there I ran out to set up some shots.

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MIL was not aware that she was going to be in any photos but I had to get one of all of us!

My first attempt at silhouette pictures. They are my new love.

I'm thrilled to have more family pictures of us. I started off this summer with only one from the day Ryder was born. Now I have several.

The sun continues to rise. Still beautiful!

The little guy and I

Mr. Serious (a.k.a. Mason)

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He's such a little ham!

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Notice Mason's messy hair in all the beach pictures? We got home and he got a haircut!


Erin said...

Goodness, they are all so beautiful!! Love the sunset one of you and your little guy, but it is really hard to pick just one favorite!

frautography said...

You have an adorable family, as always. My favorite is the silhouette of you lifting your little man!

Barbara said...

These are beautiful. I love the photos of you holding your son. BTW, if you want to face east, you may want to try Shelter Island. It is an island between Greenport and the Hamptons, and should have some beaches facing east.

Rachel said...

Your boys are SO adorable! I really enjoyed reading about your vacation. The pictures are all gorgeous! It looks like a good time was had by all!

embee said...

love your pics. did you notice that the sun shining through in your first family pic of the 4 of you is shaped like a heart?

Jen O. said...

Love the silhouettes and family pictures! Cute family!

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous family! Your boys are getting so big. Love the stroller shot, too cute!