My family was thinking of coming with me, but then Alex wasn't feeling 100%, they were watching a movie and it was time for me to go. So I took off to the beach on my own, really regretting the time away from my family.
They sent me some sweet texts when I was almost there, which helped get me into the right mentality for the shoot. The shoot went great and we were finishing our last few shots when I saw someone pop up then disappear in the back of my shot.
They must have realized I was doing a shoot and were trying to not photobomb my shot, which I definitely appreciated. Then I paused and thought, that sure looked a lot like Eric.
A minute later when I finished those last few shots, they popped out again and it was my family! They made the drive and surprised me at the end of my shoot!
I rarely take my real camera to the beach when I am going with my family, as what would I do with it when I was in the water, so I took full advantage.