Vacations are a great time for Family portraits on the beach!

The lovely Mace family took a vacation from Ohio and headed to Florida.  Like any good family headed to FL, the first thing they did was hit Disney World.  Then they stopped off for a few days in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (just down A1A from Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine Beach) at one of the beautiful resorts there.  Mom thought this would be a great time to get some family portraits on the beach.  However, she didn’t want anyone stressing out over them (she was already stressing enough for everyone!), so she kept it a secret until the morning of the session!  This included planning and packing all of the coordinated outfits.  I think Mom did an awesome job of outfitting the family!  They look great together without being too matchy matchy.  As for Mom’s secret keeping abilities- I think she is the person I want on my side when I plan my next surprise party.  :)

Here are a few photographs from their family portrait session on the beach.

family laughing on beach among the dunes and sea oats at ponte vedra inn and club family laughing in grass while on vacation toddler boy playing near beach at resort girls portrait on the beach family portrait on beach in st augustine fl young girl poses for portrait while on vacation staying at ponte vedra beach lodge and club toddler boy at resort siblings play on beach in ponte vedra fl family on beach

This next photo Mom ordered as a 24×36 canvas to go above the fireplace.  It was GORGEOUS!!!  She is going to send me a photo when they have it hung, so I will have to share on the blog for sure.

black and white portrait of family on stairs while vacationing in ponte vedra beach fl at the lodge and clubIf you are going to be vacationing on the beach in Florida this summer then give us a call at 904-639-5960 or drop us an email at  We are doing a lot of family portraits on the beach this year and would love to add you to our schedule.  LanierStar Photography covers St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville beaches, as well as the resorts of Amelia Island.

Thank you very much Mace family!  It was wonderful working with you and I hope we can do it again in 5 or 10 years.  :)Kristen

All text and images are ©2010 Kristen Morgan of LanierStar Photography