I see so many extended families in the summer. It really is the perfect time for a beach portrait. When you have everyone together. And extended families used to really be a drag for me. I didn’t know what to do with all those people. But honestly, they are some of my favorites now. I love that there’s documentation of all of you together. The grandparents with the grandchildren. Cousins. Individual families. It’s such a different dynamic than smaller families. Extended family sessions can feel rushed and crazy. We only have an hour to work with. But we always get what we need. So if you are vacationing with your extended family, think about a beach session for y’all. It’s a great way to commemorate your trip!