Category Archive: Children

  1. Beach Family Photography Session

    Henderson Beach, Destin FL

    It’s been too long since I’ve shared a Beach Family photography session here, but to be honest this year has been one of my busiest years yet! I’m just now starting to slow down and catch my breath. If you missed it, this past summer I announced on social media that I am the new co-owner of Lemonade & Lenses. I can’t even explain how excited I am about this new journey. We will be rebranding the magazine and rolling out some new and amazing things. All this will debut in Vegas at WPPI at the end of February 2018 and I am giddy with excitement! I hope you all join me on this amazing new adventure! Honestly, everyone’s support has meant the world to me so thank you for that.

    Back to my session share! This session was taken for a local photographer in Destin, Florida. Katie has an affinity for pretty sunset inspired colors and her children have an affinity for the beautiful gulf water. For this session we hung out, laughed, played, and got soaking wet! It was definitely my favorite kind of session. Check it out!

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  2. Late June Underwater Photography Session Event Details.

    Santa Rosa Beach, Florida Driftwood area

    Hey friends! IF you follow my Facebook page then you saw me post about possibly having an underwater photography session event at the end of June. Well, I’ve worked out all of the details and I want to share them with you! Dates are June 30th and July 1st 9am-11am, and 5:00-7:00pm. Please contact me to save your spot! AD200-Hazy-Skies-Designs

    Some FAQs about underwater sessions:

    How old does my child need to be for this?

    All ages are welcome as long as they know how to swim.

    I have 3 children. Is this price good for my 3 children or are there any additional fees?

    As long as we stay within the 30 minute time slot and 5 image maximum you are good. After your session if there are more than 5 images in your gallery that you would like, you will be able to purchase the additional photos at an additional cost.

    What should my child wear?

    Outfit choices vary with the sort of look you are going for. Swimsuits are an obvious choice and you can find some extremely cute suits from the sites listed here: JCrew for girls | JCrew for boys |  Wovenplay |  Chasing-fireflies  | Billabong Boys | Billabong Girls

    If you are going for a more ethereal look I will have a few different tulle skirts for your child to borrow. Please bring a white tank top or white bathing suit top or a minimal ballet leotard to wear with your skirt.  Still not sure what to wear? Text me and I will be happy to help you out!

    Thanks so much!

    Nichole XO

     

     

  3. 30A Thursday: Beach Safety

    The Beaches of 30A and Destin

    For this week’s 30A Thursday I want to talk about Beach Safety. Here in Walton County we have a flag system on our beaches to give beach goers a heads up on the water conditions (as you can see below). Please be aware of the conditions before you dip into our beautiful emerald waters. Note these aren’t just suggestions! The red flags aren’t something to mess with. I personally don’t get in the waters when there is a yellow flag and I’d never get in the water with the red flags either.

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    Another danger lurking in the water here are riptides. Please, please! I beg you to watch this video about rip tides before visiting our area. Far too many times do I read articles like this one. It happens all the time and the worst part is it is preventable. When I first moved to the area from Plano, TX I got caught in a riptide. I had no idea what it was and I’m lucky that I didn’t drown. I have a little bit of a water fear (I know funny right considering my photography style) so I am always hyper aware of the shore. I remember getting in the water to cool off and noticing I was being swept out into deep waters rather quickly. I panicked at first and started trying to swim towards the shore and noticed that my efforts were in vain. I looked to see if anyone was near me to call out to them and I saw a person in the water walking back towards the shore. I decided to swim towards that person (horizontal to the shore) because I figured if they could walk through the water there, I should be able to do it too. I swam horizontal and felt the current eventually let up and I was able to swim back to shore from the spot I saw that person. A bit later, I saw another swimmer having the same trouble so I yelled to them to swim like I had. They were able to get out too. I didn’t realize how lucky I was at that time. It honestly took me a while to figure out that what I had experienced was a riptide. Not everyone is as lucky as I was so I would like to do my part in educating the families that visit the 30A area. Watch this video and please share it with your loved ones!