Turning Heads Linkup- Family Beach Photos - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Turning Heads Linkup- Family Beach Photos


Well, as promised, I am sharing some of our family beach photos from our trip to Avalon.

They were taken by Photographer- Courtney Keim **

Beach Photos

I thought I would pick out some highlights and fun shots. We went to the Avalon beach at 6:30 at night, when the lighting was right.

Since we were 2 blocks from the beach, we all walked down as a group and the photographer met us there.

When we got to the boardwalk, we gathered our entire family for a group photo. Let’s just say it was a “tad” windy!

It was lovely to get the whole family together, as my mom wanted this for awhile.

If one thing life teaches you as you get older, is family closeness is such an important thing in life!

My brother is in marketing and was a buyer for Macy’s for years, so he chose the color scheme- coral and turquoise ( and shades thereof)

My hubby in his State of Matter turquoise button down, and my Venus maxi dress. This color blue is one of my favorites on him!

My two brothers Matt ( right) and Tim on the left with my nephew Aedan. Great smiles! Looks like my dad’s darkroom and endless times of being made to “smile” when we were growing up, came in handy!

Sister Sue, Makaila my niece, and Mom

Love that she captured the houses here on the beachas well as the sand at our feet.

My nephew Aedan ( 3) my sister in law Michelle,  and my niece, Olivia.

Getting ready to move into position.


My brother , Tim and his wife Michelle.

My brother Matt and his wife Shannon.

Hubby and I.

My mom’s early birthday gift.

We all pitched in to get her a ruby/diamond ring for her Birthday. She was flabbergasted! She loves the ruby ( our birthstone) .

Fun Action Shots

These shots should speak for themselves as we were asked to jump up as high as possible! See the outcome! LOL. A few family members caught air and others, well, their feet hardly left the ground! 🙂 ( im one of them!)

Hope you enjoyed a few of the family beach photos!

They were taken by Photographer- Courtney Keim **

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  • Jacqueline (Jack) Perez
    Posted at 09:37h, 23 August Reply

    Amazing family pics… love, love the blues and peaches

  • OnceUponaTimeHappilyEverAfter.com
    Posted at 11:06h, 17 August Reply

    Oh gosh, these photos are so good!! Love the colors you guys chose. Everyone looks so happy. What a beautiful family.
    I had bought all of us Old Navy tees for a family photo at South Padre but we were missing one family member and things
    were so crazy we never managed to get a good photo of all of us together. These photos are true treasures!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:09h, 17 August Reply

      Hi Leslie, thank you! We did have a good time even with the wind blowing as strong as it did. Oh, too bad you guys couldn’t do it. I am sure there will be another time. My mom had wanted this for awhile. Thanks again!

  • Kim Cook
    Posted at 21:23h, 11 August Reply

    Family beach photos are the best!!

  • Joanne
    Posted at 17:15h, 10 August Reply

    What beautiful family photos and I just LOVE that color scheme.

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  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 09:13h, 05 August Reply

    Oh my goodness, Jess, I seriously just got all the feels scrolling through these photos! They are so beautiful and I love the coral and turquoise color palette for a beach photoshoot. The pictures of you and hubby are so wonderful. And what a special gift for mom! Thanks for sharing these lovely images and your family with us.


  • Peta Sklarz
    Posted at 17:54h, 04 August Reply

    Wow!! Great photos. I love the colors and energy. Great post.

  • grownupglamour1
    Posted at 07:26h, 04 August Reply

    How wonderful to all be together and to be have a photographer capture the occasion . Memories to treasure. Many thanks for hosting Jess, enjoy your week.

  • Gail Hanlon
    Posted at 05:23h, 04 August Reply

    Wonderful pictures, and what a great idea to have a photographer capture the whole family and all the special moments x

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 01:02h, 04 August Reply

    Aww, these came out so well—I especially think your beachy sunset color scheme makes it!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Lovely
    Posted at 00:19h, 04 August Reply

    Incredible pictures! Love the color scheme!

  • laurabambrick
    Posted at 21:53h, 03 August Reply

    Your photos are stunning! They turned out really well! I love the colors you chose for the scheme, too!

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 18:39h, 03 August Reply

    Oh, what beautiful photos!! The blues and corals are absolutely perfect for beach photos. And what a lovely keepsake and memory for all of you! You and your husband in the blue and turquoise look truly stunning!!! Thanks for sharing, Jess.

    xx Darlene

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 18:37h, 03 August Reply

    It seems it is always windy by the beach!! I love these photos! The colors your brother picked out worked great. Your dress is so pretty and I agree the turquoise color looks nice on your hubby. It is nice to see photos of your family, since you talk about them some on here!


  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 17:41h, 03 August Reply

    Beautiful photos Jess! I love the colour scheme and your dress is fabulous!

    Emma xxx

  • Wendy
    Posted at 17:18h, 03 August Reply

    These photos are amazing, but the ones of you all in line jumping in front of the ocean are incredible!! And the ring made me teary. What a wonderful gift. Your mom will think of this time at the beach with her family each time she looks at her ring. (I’m a ruby too.)

    Thanks for showing us out it’s done!!

    Wendy TheInspiredEater.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:01h, 03 August Reply

      Thank you Wendy! That was fun , trying to jump with everyone. Guess, what I am a ruby too! I appreciate your lovely comments!

  • Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb
    Posted at 15:52h, 03 August Reply

    Oh Jess what absolutely glorious photos… I can only imagine the mayhem if my family tried to do the same, LOL!!! Loving your maxi dress, it’s a beautiful print <3

    Thank you so much for hosting,
    Catherine x

  • Leelo
    Posted at 15:10h, 03 August Reply

    Beautiful photos and that color scheme is just perfect for this kind of beach photos! Love it!

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 13:22h, 03 August Reply

    These are so much fun! I love the colors!! They turned out amazing <3


  • Jodie
    Posted at 12:22h, 03 August Reply

    What fabulous photos and I love that you had a color theme!!
    It’s good when it’s windy….don’t all the real models use fans for that windblown look? LOL

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:26h, 03 August Reply

      Thank you Jodie, yes I really loved how the colors came together! I know, it is funny, there were quite a few pictures of my hair strands coming out in every direction!

  • Tatiana Moskatova
    Posted at 10:38h, 03 August Reply

    What beautiful people! Everybody looks stunning! You and your husband look like two models! Love the photo of two of you on the sand! Thank you so much for sharing!


  • The Grey Brunette
    Posted at 10:29h, 03 August Reply

    Jess, what absolutely BEAUTIFUL photos!! Seriously, I love them all! Especially the ones of you and your hubby on the sand. Gorgeous! And I love the colour scheme.
    Suzy xx

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 09:02h, 03 August Reply

    The pictures are beautiful. The color scheme is so pretty and every one looks so happy! Some will need to be framed!

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 07:11h, 03 August Reply

    These are such great pictures, I love the color scheme and you have a beautiful family! I can imagine how surprised your mom must have been when y’all gave her that ring.

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 06:46h, 03 August Reply

    What a lovely setting! Your family photos are beautiful! Love the color scheme! Thank you for the linkup!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Mica - Away From Blue
    Posted at 06:25h, 03 August Reply

    What great family photos! it’s so nice you have these to look back on 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope your week is off to a good start 🙂

  • Pamela Graham
    Posted at 06:01h, 03 August Reply

    What a great time and a great team! Those photos just capture the close loving family that you are, so casual and comfortable with each other. Love the idea of the color scheme!

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 05:21h, 03 August Reply

    Soo many beautiful photos. What a lovely day for your mum xx

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 05:04h, 03 August Reply

    I think as we grow older, we understand the importance and appreciation of having a family. These photos will be in your family for generation to come. Love the choice of the colour scheme, especially that gorgeous turquoise that you and your hubby are wearing . You look absolutely amazing in this dress, Jess.

  • Katie
    Posted at 03:22h, 03 August Reply

    Love these family photos! Such a nice way to remember this family get together! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!


  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:21h, 03 August Reply

    I don’t think I have ever seen such stylish family photos! They are so beautiful! What a great job.

  • Rena
    Posted at 01:25h, 03 August Reply

    Jess, what fabulous photos so filled with joy and love. These will be treasured by your family for many, many years.


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