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27 Fun & Creative Ideas for Beach Pictures

It’s nearly summertime, and for many people, that means at least ONE trip to the beach, right? I wrote a post for e-how on tips for Beach Photography, and wanted to share some fun and creative ideas I found around the web for taking pictures at the beach! I’ve even included a few of my own from the past.

Fun ideas for beach photography

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Little French Key Island in Roatan, Honduras

When I asked my friend who took the same cruise last year, what her favorite part of the trip was, she said without a doubt, their visit to Little French Key Island in Roatan, Honduras. She’d read about it on Trip Advisor, and for only being 2 years in operation, it had many rave reviews. Besides hearing that it was a small private island with great amenities, when I heard we got to hold monkeys, I no longer needed convincing that it was the place to go. Swimming with dolphins one day, and cuddling with monkeys the next? It was just so surreal! The monkeys, I found, were just the tip of the iceberg.

Little French Key Island~Roatan, Honduras

I had communicated with the owner via email, and felt slightly nervous that I had a reservation without paying anything. It didn’t feel like a true reservation, but I had to just go with it. I had the option of paying cash or 15% extra with a credit card, so I opted for cash. Apparently, Honduras is known for their shipwrecks still in the water. We pulled into port near a very cool old looking ship. We got off the boat, and had to walk a little distance past locals trying to sway us to ride in their taxi, or go on their tour.

We found our driver, along with a few others from our ship, and took a 15 minute ride through the small island of Roatan off of the mainland, Honduras. Truly humbling to see how our lives are so different from those I saw out the window. Snapped a picture of these two boys selling fruit, as a reminder to my kids to be grateful for what we have.

Roatan, Honduras

At the end of the car ride, we hopped onto a little ferry that held 30 people, and were taken on a 5 minute ride to an even smaller island, Little French Key. I am a most horrible judge of space, but I’d say the island was about an acre total. We got a little tour, and we had the next 5 hours to enjoy it at our leisure. Where to begin??… Continue Reading

A day at the Beach {Corpus Christi Texas}

I’m not really a big fan of the beach. It’s sandy, it’s salty, it’s sticky. I don’t like being sticky. Even as a young girl, I didn’t love going to the beach because I knew the entire drive home would be sticky. BUT, my California boy LOVES the beach…it is his Zen. He dreams of it, yea dreams of living on it someday…that is not my dream. Actually if I don’t get in the water, I can tolerate it much more. We live 3 hours from the beach, but haven’t been since my family reunion last November (remember the extended family pictures with the beach balls?) Last weekend, we took a drive down to Corpus Christi, Texas to go to the beach and visit my brother, too. I thought I’d share a few fun shots of us playing at the beach.

family beach trip

It had been raining the entire week before, but the day we went to the beach, the stars aligned, and it was a gorgeous, most perfect day! The kids loved playing in the waves, and the water was the perfect temperature–not too hot, not too cold. It was even warm enough that I didn’t freeze when I got out of the water.… Continue Reading

12 Fun Beach Ball Ideas

Summer is in full swing, and what says summer more than flip flops and….BEACH BALLS! I love how colorful they are, and thought I’d share Fun Beach Ball themed ideas around the internet! Treats and crafts to brighten up any day at the beach, or at home wishing you were at the beach;)
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The above is a picture of my extended family (parents,my brothers, and their fame along with mine). I’ve had some great feedback about the bright colors on the beach since I posted them.  Check out many more images from that shoot at the Extended Family Pictures post.

 

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