Russell Family | Sunset Beach Photography | Dauphin Island, AL

Of all the memories we hold dear to our hearts, the ones we can all agree are the most precious, are those of our family.  

When I was little my family and I always visited Dauphin Island. It's a wonderful place filled with memories... my grandparents, who played a huge role in my life, loved it there. We would spend a week there every summer and they would rent a beach house. Our whole family would get together and we would spend the whole day in the sun. I wish I had more pictures of those days. As vivid as they are in my mind, I wish I could flip through a book and relive them everyday. This is where my love for photography comes from, my want for more photos of my family when I was younger.  

As soon as spring started I knew I wanted to gift one family with a beach session. It gives me a reason to visit this wonderful place I love all while proving a beautiful family with photos of their family that they can cherish forever. 

In April, I held a contest on Instagram where the winner would receive a free sunset beach session. The rules were : Follow my instagram, like 5 photos, and comment on 3 photos. Pretty simple, huh? When the contest was over I drew a number from a cup that I had given to each entry. I drew Emma's number. We were both very excited to begin this session.  

Emma and her family were a delight to work with. We had so much fun laughing and playing in the sand. 

Their photos make me smile every time I see them and I'm so honored to be able to share them with you. 

This is Emma and her family, captured as they are.

Beautiful, relaxed, happy.