Paxton Florida | Laurel Hill Family Session – Shelton Family
The Shelton family session was a lovely change of pace for me, and one that I’m really excited to share. While I never get tired of the beautiful beaches and white sands along the Florida gulf coast, once in a while it’s fun to get away and try something different.
The Shelton family consists of Ashley and Michael, their triplets Riley, Raegan, and Colin, and their maltese, Tucker. We got to know the Sheltons because my daughter has become close friends with the triplets at their shared preschool. Ashley and Michael are understandably busy keeping up with their three five-year olds, so they haven’t had professional portraits taken since the triplets were 10 months old. I was excited to drive them out to my sister’s beautiful property in Paxton, FL. and photograph them on her lovely pecan orchard.
I love that they picked a navy and maroon color combination – they look wonderful in those colors and textures. The pecan orchard and open fields make for something a little different than you would expect from a typical Florida family photo shoot. I was excited to get a few up close shots just of Ashley and Colin, and of Michael with his little girls, Riley and Raegan. They came prepared with coordinated outfits and good ideas, and I think it really shows!
Paxton is only about an hour north of where we live and work, but that hour is totally worth it for the different views. Close to Laurel Hill as well, Paxton highlights the change in landscape you can achieve through only a short drive. Destination photo shoots like these are delightful. I’m always happy to have a conversation with a client about choosing somewhere off the beaten path.