We had a wonderful time in Emerald Isle last week for our family vacation! I would be lying if I said I wasn’t excited to put my camera to good use 🙂 Emerald Isle is such a beautiful area, & my favorite part about it is that it isn’t super commercialized. It was perfect for relaxation, & that was just what we needed. If you want to read more about our Emerald Isle vacation, be sure to click here!
One person who came on this family trip with us was my cousin, Melissa. This girl is practically like a sister to me, and we’ve made so many memories growing up. Melissa was one of the first ones who acted as a model for me when I first started out with photography. Thankfully, Melissa is still willing to model for me when I feel like playing around with my camera 🙂 Seeing that we were on this beautiful beach in Emerald Isle and that we practically had it all to ourselves, I was determined to get in a portrait session. Wednesday was the prettiest day that we had, so we decided to slip out just before sunset to tackle some beautiful images. Luckily, my cousin is pretty gorgeous too….so that helps 😉 I only wish we would have started a little bit earlier as the sun always goes down faster than I anticipate! Melissa & I had such a great time capturing these images. Much of the laughter that you may see in these images are genuine, as I kept blurting out inside jokes of ours to make her laugh. What can I say, it’s never a dull moment when we are together. With that being said, my cousin really should be a model. Seriously.