A holidays in the beautiful Costa Brava’s landscapes deserves to be immortalized in a family photoshoot, so that we can return to that moment whenever we want. Is there anything better than eternalize all those family moments on vacations which make us so happy? For me, as a photographer, family photo sessions are a unique chance to capture a special moment in a family life. The possibility to catch that moment forever: those unforgettable holidays, that baby that soon will grow up, those real laughs that only appear during the disconnection days.
Elizabeth and Travis had it so clear. They are a family from Texas who was on vacation on the Costa Brava and who did not hesitate to trust me to organize a family photoshoot in the beautiful town of El Port de la Selva with their little son and Elizabeth’s parents.
The Costa Brava’s essence on a family photoshoot
The writer Josep Pla named this coast of Girona as Brava because of the force with the waves crash against the rocky cliffs, where the sea meets the pine forests . It was precisely this contrast between the mountains of Cap de Creus and the Costa Brava, that I wanted to capture in this family photoshoot. An almost wild landscape that, although the sun did not appear during the session, was in contrast with the smiles of this family.
However, although the sun was not with us, the light perfectly captured the fun family scenes that illustrate this post. A walk through the steep mountains of El Port de la Selva was the perfect opportunity to capture the essence of a happy family. With these parents and grandparents enjoying the little boy of the family in a unique landscape. On the Ribera’s beach, the stillness of the Mediterranean sea was the backdrop for capturing the most intimate scenes between Elizabeth and Travis. Their moments alone, in couple, in this family session.
Without a doubt, this American family returns home with the memory of a unique vacation forever. And I, as a photographer of family sessions, am left with the satisfaction of having done my bit to make it a reality.