Rocky Point Summer Sunset Session | Whidbey Island Family Photographer

Military families are constantly in transition. So much so that you’d think they wouldn’t have time for annual family pictures, or that it would be too challenging to plan a family photo session with changing schedules, dets, and deployments.

I’m happy to say that in my experience military families often prioritize getting in the frame together and documenting their lives more than other families, and typically BECAUSE so many aspects of their lives can be up in the air.

I worked with Erin and her kiddos last year during one of my Mama & Me Sessions, and was so impressed by her kindness and strength from the beginning. Raising three small kiddos while holding down a job and supporting your husband’s career would make most people stressed out. But not this woman! Every time I’m around Erin, she is always smiling and making it look easy.

When she contacted me about family pictures this spring, we had a tight timeframe to squeeze in a session before a deployment. We found a date that worked, the weather cooperated, and the kids had so much fun playing at the beach at Rocky Point, we basically had to drag them to the car after the sun set!

After Erin’s session we worked together to create a beautiful album and order standouts and prints for her walls. Which was such a blessing because the day I delivered her goodies they had found out that they were moving to another COUNTRY in a few weeks!

Although she couldn’t have known it at the time she booked her session, Erin would pick the perfect season to capture her family’s story. She told me that looking at the pictures on her walls and in her album will help remind them of their time in the Pacific Northwest, and will help to show their children where they once lived, played, and loved each other.