A Family Vacation - Personal / by Keira Lemonis

"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul" - Wyland

"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul" - Wyland

Our Viviana, almost two years old... out exploring.

Our Viviana, almost two years old... out exploring.

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My niece, Delilah.

My niece, Delilah.

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My nephews, Jake & Thomas

My nephews, Jake & Thomas

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I LOVE the ocean!  I really love photographing near the ocean!  I want to live close to the ocean and take images there every single day!  ... Maybe one day....

Smack dab in the middle of my busiest season, I managed to squeeze in a week long vacation!  I'm very glad that I did as it was a fabulous week of spending time with the family!

This year we decided to visit the Outerbanks in NC.  I've had numerous friends visit and recommend OBX as a pretty spot to spend a week on the beach, take in the views, lounge by the pool and eat lots and lots of seafood!  We decided to rent a big (pretty & bright) beach house and invite my parents, my sisters, their husbands and children along... it was a blast!  We haven't taken a family vacation, all together, since I was a kid!

Above are some quick photographs that I managed to capture in between all of the vacation activity and just doing absolutely nothing (which was awesome!) :-)

It was a perfect, little escape!