The Lorance Crew

If there’s one thing I love about this profession, it’s the sweet souls I get to meet!

The Lorance Crew was no exception to that rule. These three were such a blast to work with + I’m thoroughly bummed out that they are heading off to Texas permanently this winter. Looks like I’m going to need to plan a little trip to the longhorn state because these guys are some of my personal favorites.. EVER.

We decided to hit up the beach for their family session because little Hudson had never been to the beach before (it’s about a 7 hour drive for them to have a beach day..) + why not have some family moments in the sand + surf to remember the east coast by?!

I was definitely expecting Hudson to shove fistfuls of sand in his mouth + to burst out in tears at the feeling of his first wave hitting his toes. You know, like most little babes respond. But Hudson is obviously way too chill to fall into the category of a “normal baby” + didn’t just let the waves touch his toes delicately.. no, no, no. . . this kid took a wave straight to the face, fell on his back + laid there happily for several seconds. Completely content with the situation + when he managed to get up, he crawled straight towards the water.. annnnd about gave his momma and I a heart attack..

While dad stood there proudly, I might add!

And while Hudson enjoyed the sand, momma & daddy were totally cool with all my promptings for their couples portraits. We pretended to walk drunk together (see those ones below because they are some of my personal favorites EVER) & had some surprise tackles thrown into the mix. Needless to say we had lots of fun splashing around together + enjoying the Carolina sunset.

It was an evening well spent.

Check out some of my personal favorites from their session below!

( PS: Peep that last photo.. Mr.Hudson took that one himself! )

Mandie Highers