So many families book sessions when they are on the cusp of change. Sometimes it's to welcome a new baby into their lives, other times it's to sneak a session in before one of the kids starts losing their teeth. This family booked a session because their kids are about to leave home. With their eldest son at university, their second eldest leaving the following week for a gap year travelling the world and their youngest in high school, life was certainly about to change for this lovely family.
We spent an afternoon at their amazing holiday house overlooking the point at Copacabana. Apparently the kids were dreading me getting them to do dorky poses or asking them to hold hands and skip down the beach. Ha! They quickly realised that's not my style (although we may have snuck in a posed shot or two just for mum!) and then we were able to relax, wandering along the beach, climbing the rocks and generally chilling out on this blustery winter afternoon. The whales put on an awesome show for us, breaching and playing, passing close by the point. It was beautiful to watch snuggled up inside by the windows with these incredible beach views.
Hanging out with this cruisy family was easy and I was so pleased to be able to document this time of change in their lives.