Ella & Landon │ Outer Banks Family Portrait Photographer


These two seriously shouldn’t be a allowed to be getting this old! Their mom, Rebecca, has been my best friend for just about as long as I can remember….back when we had frizzy hair and wore denim overalls to school!! It blows my mind that in just a few short years Ella’s going to be driving and Landon won’t be far behind her. I remember way too many days of diaper changing and lugging two babies and all their crap for countless beach days. Ella’s very first plane ride was to visit me and her Uncle Rob while we were living in Florida when she was just 3 months old!

Bec is one of those ultimate planners, and she usually starts thinking about her Christmas card at the beginning of summer. It’s been every bit of 5 or more years since we’ve done beach photos of the kids so we decided this was the year for the classic portrait. The perk is that they’re finally old enough we don’t have to tell them to “stop eating sand”. The trade-off is we have to yell “get out of the water!” about a million times. Thankfully for as much as these two bicker they are insanely close – probably one of the reasons people always ask if they’re twins despite being 18  months apart.

We trekked all over the beach before we finally let them into the water. The last shot of day recreating one of my favorite photos of them from their very first beach session…..bellies in the sand being washed over by the water!

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