We love when families come visit our beautiful state, but it's even better when they wind up not far from where we lived 6 great years of our lives. I was so excited to hear the Payton family was coming to town, to Port Orange of all places, and were hoping we would be available for a beach shoot. Heck yes! Doesn't get much prettier than south of Daytona. Okay, it does help to have an awesome rental at the beach complete with private walk down to the water shrouded in flora and dunes. The sun was going down, tide going out, and the kids seemed to have a blast playing in the pools of water left by the tide. Which is always way more interesting than smiling for long periods of time ;-) Loved sharing smiles, laughs, and lots of "cheese" with them. Dustin and I are grateful to have been a small part of what hopefully will become an ongoing tradition for you!