Chris works in the environmental field so I thought he would appreciate being photographed amid some native Muhly grass. The backlit flower stalks glow with a pretty purple color.
Mom and daughter by the water.
After getting the silhouette above, I brought out a flash for a more traditional photo.
Found some nice sea oats in flower for a pleasing beachy backdrop.
Time for Kylee to get sandy!
While the shoot focused on Chris and his family, we made time for several Suttons, including brother Geoff and his wife Gretchen.
The whole clan.
The other family members were there mainly to help wrangle kids. As you can see, Caleb is a free spirit.
And it's Caleb by a nose.
Catching the last of the fading light with Kim and Kylee.
Father and son build a sand structure.
Sandy kid on the shoulders; now that's commitment.
Double kid toss.
Two brothers and family.
Well, that was GOING to be a photo of just mom and dad.
Daddy and daughter.