we are starting to feel warmer temps here in AZ, which is making me miss the beach, which is making me realize i never posted these photos from Avery’s 5th birthday photo shoot. Avery was lucky to spend her birthday on the beach with siblings and cousins. i knew i would shoot her birthday pics here and brought this dress. then my mom bought the girls these floral wreaths and a special portrait was made. i don’t think i will ever look at these photos without remembering all the fabulous times we had during fall break! not the least of these memories was celebrating a milestone birthday with this little lovely. i can’t believe she is 5!beach portraits are among my favorite for children. the beach gives kids such a natural opportunity for play and exploration. i feel like you can just see the wonder and vibrancy of childhood in beach portraits.