Photographing a family's small event is a special treat! I absolutely enjoying hanging out, watching families love on each other. The Braswell family had traveled from different cities and states to all come together at a Mobile Bay house to spend a weekend celebrating a milestone birthday of their beloved mom. It doesn't get any better than fresh crabs, dirty feet and a dock on the bay. I hope they treasure the "fly-on-the-wall" documentary photos from their fun day.
This time of year, we are usually treated with fewer high humidity days and more colorful sunset displays. I knew all day long that I wanted to capture the sunset. I was just "feeling" it. Luckily, I'm not far from Mobile Bay to make a quick trip for a few photos. As I approached the location I wanted, I was in awe of the gorgeous phenomenon happening that evening called a "sun dog sunset". From what I know, it happens when ice crystals are refracted from the low sun on cirrus clouds. I was literally shaking in excitement as I took it all in with the camera. I felt blessed. Topping off the special Fairhope sunset, was a peaceful paddle boarder and his yellow lab gently cruising by across my frame. It could not have been any more of a perfect sunset that evening in my hometown of Fairhope.