Kristie Montrois PORTRAITS
October 26, 2019
You don’t have to ask me twice to head to Fort Lauderdale, Florida – the beach is my happy place – for a family shoot! That’s where I photographed Riley, Julia and Scarlet. It was an absolute dream session in every way. There was sand and sun, but there were also big waves and laughs.
We headed to the Deerfield Beach shore at around 4:30 just when the sun was beginning to set and the tide was coming in. There were huge fluffy clouds in the sky, which made the light especially soft and the oceans waters were a deep blue.
I have a developing theme with Julia and Riley with sessions on the beach. There is something about the waves that make our time shooting very memorable. I am known for placing my clients in the water to connect them with the elements. It is one thing to have a pretty background, but something entirely different to be part of it.
Scarlet wore the most adorable outfit with a denim jacket. She really is the sweetest and most lovable toddler her age I have ever met. Julia and Riley opted for jeans and black shirts which blended into the beach scenery perfectly!
Before the session, I made arrangements for Julia to have her hair and makeup done with one of my favorite makeup artist in Fort Lauderdale, Mimi Fondeville. Mimi set her up with an outstanding colorist, Priscila Cunha. They did an amazing job preparing Julia for her afternoon in front of the camera. Her hair and makeup was “on point.”
And I just HAVE to show you the smile on Scarlett. She is the cutest little girl with a huge heart.
These two are annual clients for me. I will be back next year to photograph their family again. I cannot wait to see how much sweet Scarlet will change over the next year. Until then, here is there gallery: