I don’t photograph families often but when I offered film mini sessions earlier this year Shawna and her family signed up. I am so happy they did because it forced me to get out of my wedding comfort zone and challenge myself. Shawna is also a photographer (who specializes in families – and is amazing at her craft) and understands kids are just going to be kids and you just have to let them be. I wish I still had a quarter of the energy that her and Ryan’s two girls have. They had a blast jumping off the rocks and chasing the water. The Bielats are such a lovely family and I enjoyed my time with them at the beach!