It’s not easy rousting everyone out of bed for a family photo session at sunrise, especially when you are vacationing at the beaches of 30a, but this family of four was rewarded with many gifts from the sea for their early morning trip to the shore. The early dawn skies provided a painterly watercolor backdrop that complemented Mom’s soft floral dress and the girls’ vintage look Doen dresses. The cool morning breeze led to lots of sweet snuggles with Mom and Dad. As the sun popped out, they combed for treasures along the shore and found a beautiful intact fan shell in the same peachy hue of one of the Doen dresses. The gifts from the sea were plenty during this beach photography session, but the greatest treasure was capturing the love, connection, and joy of this family’s sweet season of life.