Sometimes when you are a family of 6 evening beach trips are just simply more enjoyable (less crowds, no sunscreening, free parking, ok that last one is more for Dad!). Sometimes when you have a photographer mom who cannot pass up golden hour at the beach you get roped into photo-shoots when all you want to do is jump some waves. And sometimes during these photo-shoots said mom gets the bright idea to recreate her favorite image of you from babyhood, sheesh what do I look like a model?! Sometimes she’ll bring your favorite tutu for afterwards as a low down dirty bribe. Fortunately, I generally respond to bribes and sometimes tutus work better than bathing suits, anyways. But, sometimes playing in the water by yourself is overrated. So, luckily sometimes little sisters make the best co-wave jumpers. Anyways, sometimes when you are in the middle of the only boy and a set of twins your “5 year old portraits” are taken when you are 5 years and 10 months. And sometimes when you are 5 years and 10 months taking pictures is not your favorite. But thankfully, sometimes mom’s favorite images are the ones she gets when she is giving me no direction at all.