Family Photos at Bethesda | Mikaela Joy: Savannah Lifestyle Photographer

Last weekend I did a photo shoot with a mother and son, Stacy and Riley.  This was a special shoot for a couple of reasons.  First off, it was one of my first formal sessions working with children.  I'll admit, I was a little nervous, but I had absolutely no reason to be.  Riley was a blast to work with!  It took him about five minutes to get comfortable in front of the camera and from then on out he was full of ideas (many of which involved taking action shots of him skateboarding and jumping off of things-- my favorite!).  In fact, quite a few of the poses in this set were set up by Riley.  He's got a bright future ahead with all that creativity!

ImageThe other really cool thing about this shoot was that Stacy is a local to the area which means she was able to show me some new locations.  We met up at Wormsloe, which I had seen in so many pictures of Savannah but had no idea where it was, and then finished up the shoot at Bethesda.  Both of these locations were absolutely gorgeous and I definitely will be coming back for future photo sessions.

ImageWe ended up shooting for somewhere around 2 hours and had so much fun in the process.  The pictures turned out great and I'm so excited to see them in print.  I'll be looking forward to working with these two again, and watching Riley grow up.

After doing this shoot I've realized that I've only scratched the surface for the beautiful photo-locations that are around Savannah, so I think it's time to play the tourist for a bit and do some exploring. I'm open to suggestions, so if you are from around here and have any suggestions please leave a comment.  I'd love the feedback!