I just couldn’t love this family any more if they were my own family. Well, to be honest, they are my family–my brother, sister-in-law and nieces and nephew. I had so much fun getting these little ones to giggle and play–and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful setting or light. This is why I like to schedule sessions about an hour before sunset so we can get some of that lovely golden light. While the beach can be a little unpredictable (the clouds uncharacteristically refused to roll in last weekend), trees and buildings make it possible to filter in just the perfect amount. And, of course, a rustic setting like this helps make photos feel timeless.