• Liza, East Ivy Photography

Vacation Memories \ Chattanooga Family Photographer

We had SUCH an amazing vacation in South Florida last week!

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We watched the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean, and collected shells in the cool morning air.

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We watched pelicans fly and swoop down to catch their breakfasts.

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Such beautiful colors just before the sun came over the horizon. Absolutely worth waking up for!

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We walked back to the hotel, which was just across the street, and ate breakfast on the outdoor patio.

Changed into swimsuits, then back to the beach!

Crazy how different the colors are at 7am vs. 10am.

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Emmeline living her #bestlife.

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After the beach most days, we hit the pool!

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Both girls LOVED the hot tub. I'm pregnant, so normally I would go in up to my thighs and keep my tummy out of the hot tub. But on the first day of vacation, I slacked on sunscreen and burned my feet pretty well, so I couldn't get in at all. Ouch!

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loving the Shirley Temples from the poolside bar!

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This big guy and his friends made daily appearances on the pool deck. Emme wanted to pick him up!

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Halfway through the trip, we moved from the Hilton on Deerfield Beach over the Waldorf Astoria in Boca, just a few minutes up the road.

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my sweet girls love each other so much!

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One of the best parts of the Waldorf was outdoor dining. There is this beautiful lawn that separates the outdoor seating from the beach, and it was PERFECT for letting the girls run around while we waited for food.

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Josh had a couple of different kinds of beer, but his favorite was the Waldorf Signature Draft, which he dubbed "almost as good as a Bud Light." BAHAHAHHAHA!

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Mahi Tacos with an ocean view. Vacation dinner perfection!

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We had the most gorgeous weather all week!

Emmeline napped most days on vacation, but skipped it this day, and crashed during dinner. FACE PLANT!

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Building sandcastles after dinner. Love that warm, soft light.

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My little animal lover, trying to hug a sea gull.

Momma's girls

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Having fun with Dad!

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Sleepy girls, looking out onto the balcony in the early morning light.

with their bears. I always want to remember these years.

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eating ice cream poolside, right out of the carton on the last day of vacation.

My sweet seven-year old has FINALLY gotten to be a strong swimmer! She's now swimming underwater and can tread for a minute in the deep end. She loves being in the water, just like her baby sis.

Luggage cart rides, our family tradition on check-out day.

Having these memories preserved is so important to me. I'm not much of a "stuff" person-- I don't typically go shopping on vacation or want to bring home lots of physical souvenirs like purses or jewelry or things like that.

But I do love having the photos, and then making albums for my family to enjoy. The girls love looking at these pictures too, and it's hard to do that if they just live digitally, on my phone / computer. Can't wait to have my linen-covered album from this trip arrive next week!!!




East Ivy Photography offers family photo sessions in Chattanooga.

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