Family Photoshoot At Sea, Olympia, WA

The Storyteller

The sound and sights of the ocean have a special place in my heart – the gentle sway of the waves, the salty breeze that tousles your hair, and the feeling of being at one with nature. Now, imagine adding a tiny, precious newborn life into this unique family photoshoot setting. That’s exactly what I got to experience during a recent family lifestyle newborn session aboard a sailboat.

For this family, they wanted to capture their adventurous spirit aboard a vintage sailboat. Their future life together as a family is all about adventure and travel, so it was only natural for them to introduce their newborn baby to their love for sailing from the very beginning.

A family photoshoot at sunset

Located at the beautiful Boston Harbor Marina, we timed it about an hour before the sun was about to set, casting a warm light across the harbor. The gentle lap of the water against the boat’s hull set a soothing rhythm for their baby, providing the perfect backdrop and framing for their outdoor family session. Wrapped in a soft blanket, their baby was so calm against the backdrop of the sailboat’s white sails and beautiful blue sky. The world truly seemed to stand still throughout this family photoshoot, allowing me to freeze this moment between Mom, family, and their newborn baby.

Memories for a lifetime

As the sun began its descent, we knew that their photoshoot was about more than just capturing these memories. It was about encapsulating a chapter in the future of this family’s adventures of their life at sea. The best memories are often created when we let our passions guide us and our hearts lead the way. So, the next time you’re seeking a backdrop for a family photoshoot, consider stepping out of the ordinary — just like this family did on their sailboat adventure. Find all my photoshoot options online for your next family session.

with love,
Maria Alcantara