Retro Beach Day Family Session

cakelet-badgeHave you ever seen a belly this cute?? Jessica (owner and coordinator for Free Spirit Weddings) had the fabulous idea of doing a retro beach day family session to celebrate their growing family.  We envisioned an idyllic day at the beach with orange crush, a big floppy hat, bocce ball, a vintage umbrella, and matching teeney weeney yellow polka dot bikinis!!  The surfboard is also a vintage family treasure – it belonged to Jessica’s father, an Encinitas native.  See the whole adorable feature on 100 LayerCakelet!


“Jen & Shane have been our go to photographers for over 5 years. We’ve done everything from large extended family photo shoots, to business portraits, to maternity and newborn photos. We LOVE working with them. They always make us feel so comfortable and relaxed in a situation that could easily be stressful. I love how Jen really takes care to make sure we are positioned just right to look our best. She is never afraid to jump in and show us new posses to strike. She really makes it fun. And if we ever need styling advice she is great about sending inspiration photos or suggestions.

Once we had our little ones we were even MORE impressed with what they can do. Shane is the newborn positioning master. He got our newborn all comfy and curled up without her making a peep. And now family photo shoots with two little ones can be a little crazy but they are both so comfortable with the kids, they always know how to get them to give the camera some love.

I’m in the wedding industry and I always recommend them to my brides. My best friend just used them for her wedding last September and it was so fun to have them there! Everyone in the wedding party loved them and her photos are INCREDIBLE.

I just completed a wall in our home full of Acqua Photo photos. They are such a treasure to us. We can wait for our next opportunity to create more photo memories with these guys.”